WASSCE indiscipline: Show good example to the youth – Catholic Bishops to Adults

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The Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference has called on the general public, particularly adults to show good examples to the youth in the country.

The call of the Bishops follows reported cases of violence in some Senior High Schools in the Country after some West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) candidates went on rampage over what they say is strict supervision in the ongoing exams leaving them no space to cheat.

The Bishops in a statement signed by President of the Conference, Most Rev. Philip Naameh while condemning the acts by the students said adults must be wary of the examples they set for younger ones.

”We finally call on all Ghanaians, especially adults, to show good examples to the youth
instead of encouraging them to do things that endanger their lives and those of others. The
canker of violence that is gradually creeping into our society should be of great worry to
all people of peace and goodwill, and the earlier we nip this in the bud, the better it will be
for us,” the statement said.

Read the full statement below

The Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference has noticed with utter dismay the total disregard
for the rule of law and the wanton destruction of state properties that is taking place on the
campuses of some Senior High Schools across the country in reference to the ongoing West
African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

We condemn in no uncertain terms this show of disrespect for authority, even going to the
extent of insulting the President of the nation; the attacks on some heads of institutions,
teachers, staff of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and journalists, resulting
in varied degrees of injuries suffered by the victims. These unfortunate incidents are very
disheartening, to say the least.

We, therefore, call on all the major stakeholders in Education and the law enforcement
agencies to bring the perpetrators of these acts to book in accordance with the rules and
regulations of the Ghana Education Service as well as the laws of the land to serve as a
deterrent to others.

We equally call on all final year students writing the ongoing WASSCE to remain calm
and to concentrate on their studies instead of looking for leaked examination questions to
enable them to pass their exams. We would like to remind our dear students that there is
no shortcut to success but only through hard work and discipline. We also urge them to
desist from all forms of lawlessness and disregard for authority.

We finally call on all Ghanaians, especially adults, to show good examples to the youth
instead of encouraging them to do things that endanger their lives and those of others. The
canker of violence that is gradually creeping into our society should be of great worry to
all people of peace and goodwill, and the earlier we nip this in the bud, the better it will be
for us.

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