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Teachers Allegedly Engaged Varsity Students to Write WASSCE for Others


Police in the Eastern Region have revealed that some teachers may have been involved in contracting the 10 University students who were arrested for allegedly writing the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), for some candidates of the PLACID International School in the Birim Central Municipality.

According to the police, preliminary investigations indicate that the yet-to-be identified teachers were the ones who contracted the students to write the papers for the candidates.

Speaking to Citi News, the Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, said investigation into the matter is progressing steadily.

He however added that the police will not rush to put the suspects before court until they have fully completed their investigations.

“The suspects who were arrested are still in our custody. We’re extending our investigations further to get some teachers whose names have come up during the course of the investigation as being the persons who contracted these students to come and write the exams,” he said.

“As we speak, they are still in police custody. We want to finish the investigations properly before we arraign them.”

13 nabbed

The ten, comprising five women and five men, were spotted by an examiner at the centre who suspected that they were not students of the school.

Three others from a private second cycle institution, Star International School, were also picked up for the same offence.

Tamale impersonators detained

Three more persons were also arrested in Tamale on Wednesday after they were found to be impersonating some candidates in the WASSCE.

The three suspects, Alhassan Abdul Karim aged 20, Zakaria Abdul Rauf, aged 24, and Tanko Baba, aged 17 were picked up at the WAEC Hall in Tamale during the Core Mathematics paper.

Below is the list of the suspects arrested in the Eastern Region case:

University students:

Suzette Lamptey, University of Cape Coast

Christella Agyapong, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Issabella Anim, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Joyce Affable, University of Energy and Natural Resources

Agyei Ellis, University of Professional Studies

Adjo Wisdom, University of Professional Studies

Anim Ansah, University of Ghana, Legon

Antwi David, University of Professional Studies

Desmond Agbesi, University of Ghana, Legon

Below are the second cycle students:

Nyamekye Patience, First Star International, Accra

Eugenia Obeng, First Star International, Accra

Annoh Darkwa, First Star International, Accra

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