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11.04.2016 NPP News

NPP youth calls for prosecution of WASSCE leak culprits – NPP Youth

By Myjoyonline.com | GN
NPP youth calls for prosecution of WASSCE leak culprits – NPP Youth
LISTEN APR 11, 2016

The National Youth Wing of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has waded into calls for the country to set up an independent committee to investigate and punish people found to have had a hand in the recent leakage of the WASSCE papers.

A statement signed and issued in Accra, Sunday, by the National Youth Organiser of the NPP, Sammy Awuku, said the group is deeply concerned about the negative repercussions such acts have on parents and students.

The statement notes that incident has implications for the very credibility of the country’s certificates internationally.

“With the cancellation of the leaked papers imminent, parents who are already overburdened with high taxes and high utility bills would once again be forced to spend huge sums of money to prepare their wards to re-sit these papers”, the statement in part read.

Below is the full statement:
PROBE WASSCE LEAKAGE
The National Youth Wing of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is deeply concerned about the shameful perennial leakage of exam papers conducted by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) at all levels within our educational system.

As a wing, we are deeply concerned about the negative repercussions such acts have on parents, students in particular and the very credibility of our certificates internationally.

With the cancellation of the leaked papers imminent, parents who are already overburdened with high taxes and high utility bills would once again be forced to spend huge sums of money to prepare their wards to re-sit these papers.

Again, the inconvenience caused to our mostly hardworking students cannot in anyway be quantified. Both parents and students are forced to pay for the negligence of public officials.

It is also shocking to note that in spite of this perennial challenge, there appears to be no concrete measure from officialdom to halt this disgraceful act. Rather, what we witness year after year is the shifting of goal posts deliberately calculated at distancing those whose duty it is to protect the integrity of such exams from any form of blame.

With the overall effect such examination leakage has on our overall development as a country, the National Youth Wing of the NPP adds its voice to calls for an independent committee to thoroughly investigate the matter and bring the culprits to book.

We sympathise with parents and our hardworking students for the inconvenience caused by the negligence of officials of WAEC.

Thank you
…Signed…
Sammi Awuku
(National Youth Organizer)

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