Wednesday, September 2, 2009


By: Bismarck Nii Ogbamey Tetteh
THE GHANA Youth Movement (GYM), on behalf of parents and youth of this country has petitioned CHRAJ to compel the Ministry of Education and W.A.E.C. to allow student who failed to re-sit.
Following a press conference held by GYM on Monday concerning the three year educational system and the 50 percent of pupils who failed the BECE exams, the leadership of GYM has sent a petition to CHRAJ concerning the pupils who failed and have not been given the opportunity to re-write.
The GYM labeled what was happening as an abuse of the rights of these children who are mostly minors and an administrative injustice on the part of the Ministry of Education and W.A.E.C. and added that record has revealed that out of 24 percent of student who qualify to the universities in Ghana, 11 percent of them are those who have written their exams twice.
Continuing, they said “ In our judicial law system, even a criminal or and armed robber, who has shot and killed, and have been convicted by competent court of law, even have the right of an appeal, and not this innocent once, who do not take decision for themselves, to be denied access of a better future.”
The Ghana Youth Movement (GYM) appealed to CHRAJ to address with speed that the matter deserves to give these young once a second chance.

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