Aggrieved parents of some students of the Presbyterian Experimental Junior High School in Tamale, who sat for last year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), have threatened to sue the West African Examination Council (WAEC) for withholding their children’s results.
Yesterday, the affected parents picketed at the Tamale Metropolitan Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES), and presented a petition to the Tamale Metropolitan Education Director.
They further petitioned WAEC to resolve the problem by the close of September 2017, or face a legal action.
“We expect our problem to be solved at least by 30th September because we don’t want our children to be late reporting to school,” the petition said.
The 19 students, whose fate is hanging in the balance, had aggregate 10, 11 and 12. They missed the free Senior High School (SHS) placements opportunity because WAEC is withholding their results claiming that they engaged in examination malpractices particularly the Mathematics paper.
The parents’ spokesperson, Abdulai Freeman Baba, told journalists that WAEC has unfairly treated their children, hence their threat to seek legal redress.
“Exams council is unfair with us because they served us a letter late asking us to explain why our children’s results should not be withheld.
“They gave us only one week to respond. We quickly wrote a letter and forwarded it to them. After that, instead of the initial directive that the results were withheld, it was now written that it has been cancelled, which meant they had already taken a firm decision,” he complained.
Source: The Ghanaian Times
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