Caught in the web of faith: SDA students boycott WASSCE exam slated for Saturday

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Three students of the Agona Senior High Technical School have forfeited a paper in THE ongoing West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination, (WASSCE) in other to observe the Sabbath.

The students who are members of the Seventh Day Adventists (SDA) Church said they would rather sit for the November-December private examination than flout the Sabbath Day observance.

The students failed to take the 2020 WASSCE Twi paper written on Saturday, August 8.

Speaking in an interview with Asempa FM monitored by ABC News, one of the students said nothing will push him to change his stance his faith.

Unlike the three though he noted that there are some others who sat for the exams though they share same faith as Adventists.

The 2020 WASSCE timetable was first released by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) in January. It had none of the papers slated for Saturday.

The exams was rescheduled due to the Coronavirus pandemic and a new timetable was drawn. The new timetable, however, had some papers slated for Saturday and some members of the SDA Church expressed concern about the development and argued that compelling Adventist students to write some papers on Saturday was wrong.

A petition was subsequently submitted to the office of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Ministry of Education and the Ghana the Education Service (GES) as well as  WAEC.

The church submitted two proposals asking for the Saturday papers to be rescheduled or either Adventist students who were to write papers on Saturday, should be quarantined and made to write the paper after sundown the same day.

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