Examination malpractice might have gone to a whole new level in Ghana as secondary school students reportedly attacked their teachers for not allowing them to cheat.
Some of the final year students of Zabzugu Senior High School in the Zabzugu District, Ghana attacked their teachers with stones and some other dangerous weapons for not allowing them to cheat in their West Africa Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
According to reports, the angry students vandalised school properties, smatched doors, television sets, and windows.
The students also reportedly claimed that it was their right to copy or send texts books into the examination hall.
While confirming the attack, a terrified teacher from the school said the only crime they (teachers) committed was not allowing the students to cheat during the West Africa Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination.
He added that he was only alive because he didn’t take refuge in his house as the students went to his house with stones.
He said, “The students felt they had a right to send their notebooks and textbooks to the examination hall, a right they the teachers are yet to come across in any of the examination regulations.
“As a result, the students mobilized themselves and stormed the school, vandalizing properties and threatening to kill any teacher they came across.”
The teachers have therefore vowed not to supervise or invigilate the rest of the exams unless heavy security was provided.
But the District Chief Executive of Zabzugu Hon. Iddi Ahmed has called on authorities to ensure that the problem between the students and the teachers is resolved.
A student of the school who didn’t want his name mentioned said, “even though they did not have any pact with their teachers to allow them to cheat, they were reliably informed that teachers from other schools aid their students by allowing them to copy.”