Management of A-Z Preparatory and Junior High School located at Teshie-Okpi-Gonno in the Greater Accra Region, have appealed to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the Minister of Education Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh to assist in ensuring the future of some twenty (20) pupils who graduated from the school will not be in jeopardy.
According to the management, in 2017, the school presented 40 students candidates to write the Basic Education Certificates Examination (BECE).
However, when the West African Examination Council (WAEC) released the results twenty (20) out of the forty candidates results of the English Language Paper were withheld and later cancelled.
In a petition signed and issued by proprietor of the school, Bishop Godwin Aaron Monyo, the school said in February 2018, 17 out of the twenty whose English Paper results were withheld and cancelled re-sat the paper.
When the re-sit result was also released in May/June 2018, all the students passed with grades such as 1, 2, 3 and 4.
The petition continued that since the release of the results, WAEC has refused to release that of the 17 candidates to enable them be placed in various Senior High Schools (SHS) under the computerized School Selection Placement System (CSSPS).
Hitherto, parents and guardians of the twenty (20) candidates took the matter to the Human Right High Court in Accra.
On July 4, 2018, the court ruled in favour of the 20 candidates, thereby ordering WAEC to release the results.
“Instead of releasing the results, WAEC in August 2018, went for stay of execution from another Human Right High Court in Accra. On August 14, the court in Accra in its ruling declined the stay of the execution and ordered WAEC to release the results. It has been over a month after the ruling but WAEC has been adamant in releasing the results which is not only putting pressure on parents and guardians of these children, but also jeopardizing the future of these children,” the petition stated.
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