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2020 WASSCE malpractice: Court fines 6, sentence 1

2020 WASSCE malpractice
  • Court fines 6, sentence 1 over 2020 WASSCE malpractice
  • Those found guilty include teachers, administrators, and students

The 2020 WASSCE was not without examination of alleged malpractices of varying degrees.

The Africa Education Watch has been on the hills of the West African Examination Council in recent times with a report on examination malpractices that WAEC denied.

However, a magistrate court sentenced one person to six months imprisonment with hard labour and fined another six others on Wednesday, July 21, 202.

According to the facts available to this portal, they were found guilty of engaging in WASSCE malpractice as reported by the Daily Graphic newspaper reported on Friday.

2020 WASSCE malpractice: The breakdown of those found guilty

The seven persons include three students, two teachers, and two administrators per the story carried by the newspaper were convicted.

The conviction of the seven took place at the Agona Swedru Magistrate Court. Impersonating during the WASSCE for School candidates was one of the charges leveled against them. 

Georgina Danso, Desmond Oduro, and David Bawah, all Form 2 students of the Ngleshie Amanfrom SHS in the Greater Accra Region amid their misconduct were fined GH¢1,200 each and barred from sitting WASSCE for 3 years.

Osman Ahmed, an administrator at the Central High School at Agona Swedru, and Clement Sarfo, also a staff of the school were fined GH¢1,200 each, and Cedric Sefah Akyeampong, a teacher at the same school also fined GH¢2,400.

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Richard Nkrumah, popularly known as Emperor, a teacher at Ngleshie Amanfrom SHS, who doubles as the Assistant Headmaster of Central High School, was sentenced to six months imprisonment.

They initially pleaded not guilty to the charges of impersonation and abetment to commit a crime with impersonation but were found guilty at the end of the trial and accordingly sentenced by the court on Wednesday, July 21, 2021.

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Mr. Isaac Apeatu, the magistrate who passed the judgment on Wednesday said the punishment of the convicts should serve as a deterrent to others who might plan to engage in similar misconducts.

 

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