Former President John Mahama has taken a swipe at his opponent President Akufo-Addo over the recent happenings in the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The 2020 WASCCE has been characterised by acts of violence, riots among others.
Some students at the Bright Senior High School went on a rampage and beat an invigilator.
The students got infuriated after the external invigilator resisted their attempts to engage in malpractices.
There were similar agitations from students in other parts of the country who clashed with examiners who prevented them from cheating.
Mahama speaking when he formally presented his running mate to the National Chief Imam Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu says the Free SHS policy has not been well implemented and students were not adequately prepared for the exam.
He has promised to improve it should he win power in the December polls.
“We will improve the Free SHS so that our children will not think that it is an entitlement for them to cheat in exam. If you prepare the children well they are not going to fight with an invigilator because he is preventing them from cheating in exam”
This acts of vandalism led to some 14 students being dismissed and barred from taking further part in the exam by the Ghana Education Service (GES).
These sanctions were seen as harsh by some Ghanaians who called on the GES to reverse the punishment.
President Akufo-Addo then directed the Minister for Education Matthew Opoku Prempeh to engage the educational body to find ways of reversing the punishment.
That was done after a meeting the students have been cleared to take their final examination conducted by the West African Examination Council (WAEC).