The Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) has asked stakeholders within education and the law enforcement agencies to as a matter urgency deal with continues “unrest and holiganism” among some second circle institutions in Ghana.
This directive follows GCBC notice it has taken concerning “the utter dismay and the total disregard for the rule of law and the wanton destruction of state properties that is taking place on the campuses of some Senior High Schools across the country in reference to the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)”.
The Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference also described the violent activities of some students and staff which resulted in attacks on some heads of institutions, Journalists and staff of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) as unfortunate and disheartening and as such directed for immediate action to nip such behaviors in the bud.
In a release dated Aug 7, 2020 and signed by Most Rev. Philip Naameh, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Tamale and the president of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference, “the canker of violence that is gradually creeping into our society should be of great worry to
all people of peace and goodwill”.
The GCBC further urged students to remain calm and concentrate instead of looking for leaked Examination papers to pass as there are no “shortcut to success”.
“We would like to remind our dear students that there is no shortcut to success but only through hard work and discipline. We also urge them to desist from all forms of lawlessness and disregard for authority” the release added.
GCBC also called on all Ghanaians, “especially adults, to show good examples to the youth instead of encouraging them to do things that endanger their lives and those of others”.
Source: Mensah Richard Adonu//Radio Angelus