Final year students in the senior high schools in the country should be made to sign a bond to be of good behavior before, during and after their West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), Founder of Millar Open University, Professor David Millar has advised.
Prof. Millar, called on heads of senior high schools and Ghana Education Service to consider making all final year students and their parents to sign a bond to be of good behavior while they undertake their final examination as a measure to end students indiscipline characterized by the ongoing WASSCE .
Students of some second cycle institutions in Southern Ghana went on rampage destroying properties belonging to government and staff of their schools, over strict invigilation of the ongoing West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
But speaking on A1 Radio’s Daybreak Upper East, Prof. Millar, condemned the actions of the students and advised Ghana Education Service (GES) to ensure that, both students and their parents sign a bond to be of good behavior and to be held accountable for any breach.
This he says, will end the indiscipline among students in second cycle institutions.
“GES should design a bond for students’ especially final years and their parents to sign, in case they misbehave, the consequences will be applied to them and their parents.
We had a similar disturbance in Navasco when I was the board chairman in Navongo and after the disturbance; one thing I introduced was that when it is getting to exams, it is normally the final year candidates who start all this trouble”.
“You sign a bond, we design the bond, and you sign the bond and take it to your parents to sign that you will be of good behavior. In case you misbehave the consequences are both your parents and yours, since we introduced that thing, I have not heard of disturbance in Navasco.
So, if schools have this thing especially only for final years that when you are coming to register as a final year, you sign the bond and your parent sign that you will be of good behavior for the rest of that period it will curb it a bit. And I think that if GES picks this as a quick attempt of resolving the issue.”
Meanwhile, the Ghana Education Service has dismissed 14 students in four(4) senior high schools and interdicted three (3) teachers who were invigilators of the ongoing WASSCE.