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WASSCE violence: Police arrest Bright SHS proprietor

The Proprietor of Bright Senior High School in Akyem Kukurantumi has been picked up by the Police..

He was arrested Friday Morning by CID from the Eastern Regional Police Headquarters accompanied by the Akyem Tafo District Police Commander.

None of the students has however been arrested. Some of the students were seen writing the exams.

Meanwhile, a woman from Ghana Education Service identified as Mama Adwoa who was slapped and phone smashed by the rioting students had her phone replaced by the school authority.

The Headmaster of Bright SHS on Thursday incited students numbering about 1000 to attack WAEC external Invigilators for not compromising for his students to cheat.

Three(3) WAEC Officials were injured.

The Swift intervention by Armed Police Personnel from Akyem Tafo and Some BNI officials helped restore calm Thursday Morning.

The rampaging students also attacked a Journalist with Daily Graphic Emmanuel Damalie Pacome who was in the school to report on the attack.

He was attacked with sticks , stones and other implements.

All the injured persons were rushed to the hospital treated and discharged same day.

Official reports were lodged at the Police station.

According to the students, the special deployment of external invigilators supervising the examination have been very strict on them.

The students say the situation is affecting them psychologically hence unable to write the exams .

Meanwhile, it has emerged that,the Private School registers students who have failed their previous examinations and other private school students,take huge monies from them to add to their candidates’ numbers to register for the Exams with the promise of ensuring they pass at all cost.

But WAEC Changed the strategy with different external Invigilators who are not willing to be induced to complicit

According to the WAEC officials,the school also use other students who impersonate to write the exams on behalf of students who are not academically good.

WAEC deployed a biometric system to verify the identity of each candidate at the Exams Hall, an exercise the Proprietor of Bright SHS rejected on Thursday and incited students against WAEC officials leading to the assault on the invigilators and Journalists.

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