The 2020 WASSCE has been marred by many untoward acts from students across many institutions in Ghana. The latest to rock an already sinking boat is the use of cursive words by a student captured on video.
Nicholas Cobbinah, the final year Sekondi College student who insulted H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has a reputation of notoriety and violence, Professor Opoku-Amankwa (Director General of Ghana Education Service) reveals.
Professor Opoku-Amankwa said on Peace FM that the attack on the president was the third time the student had breached school rules. He revealed that in February this year, Cobbinah beat an SHS 2 student to pulp and knocked out his teeth.
The issue was taken up by the police who prepared a docket for court proceedings but the pleas by his parents convinced the victim’s parents to opt for home settlement.Weeks after school resumed, Cobbinah headbutted another student and was suspended for the act.
“The Sekondi case is distasteful. This is the third time the boy has done that and he always does with a friend. Around February 26, he beat some Form 2 student and knocked out six of his teeth. It became a police case but his parents agreed to fix the teeth. He was suspended too.”
“He returned following the President’s clearance for final years to resume school. Briefly after the return, he headbutted someone which caused a bleeding nose and there was blood from the person’s nose and he was suspended again. So, he came from to home write the paper. How can a child behave like that?” he quizzed.
In a video that received similar attention like the one about the President, Cobbinah rendered an apology to the President and his school. He was among the fourteen students who were barred by the GES from writing the remaining WASSCE papers.
Fortunately for Cobbinah, the same man he insulted has pleaded for clemency for him, urging GES to reconsider their decision. . Per a communique released from the outfit of Ministry of Education today, August 10, 2020, the President of the Republic has pled on behalf of the culprits for a milder punishment to their untoward act. They have been dismissed from school but however allowed to partake in the rest of the papers but under guidance upon arrival on campus.
Source: hypercitigh.com | Farida Iddrisu