Former Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho has rebutted claims made by John Mahama in line with the 2023 WASSCE results released by WAEC a few days ago.
Anyidoho’s rebuttal was made following the former President’s claim some teachers connived with students to cheat during the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
According to Koku Anyidoho, the recent claim made by John Mahama is a scandalous and inappropriate thing to say to students who worked tirelessly to attain such results.
In a recent address to some NDC party associates during his “Building Ghana Tour”, Mr. Mahama stated that he is privy to all the examination malpractices going on in various schools in the country.
Adding to this, Mr. Mahama stated emphatically that recent WASSCE results released by WAEC is not a true reflection of the academic proficience of students as teachers join hands with students to help them cheat during the examination.
According to Mr. Mahama, the decision of teachers choosing to connive with students in order to help them cheat during the examination for them to come out with flying colors, will have a negative effect on the international reputation of Ghana because such students will perform badly when they move out of the country to further their studies.
Per the NDC flagbearer, Ghana’s educational system is in shambles and hence there is the need for an immediate response to solve the problem.
In reaction to Mahama’s recent disclosure, Koku Anyidoho believes the comments made by the ex-President is unfair to students who learnt tireless to make good grades in the recent examination.
He further disclosed that it is very sad for a former President to undermine the efforts of young people just because of political power.
He further asked if Mahama has any evidence to back his claim adding that he has seen children work very hard to pass their exams and in light of this factuality, he feels making such a belittling comment about these hard-working students is unfair.