Eight students from St. Johns Grammar, St.Thomas Aquinas, and Pope John Senior High Schools are before a Koforidua District Magistrate Court for impersonating during West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination(WASSCE) for private candidates held in September this year.
According to the Complainant, John M.K Jentuh, a teacher and Examination Supervisor at Pope John SHS Examination Center, the students were fished out during biometric verification of candidates on separate days.
Some of the suspect students were arrested writing the subjects such as Mathematics Subject, Sculpture, and Science for their accomplice candidates -mostly friends and family members.
Four of the accused persons, including a 24-year-old from Akrade in Asuogyaman district, have been convicted on their own plea, fined Ghc1,200 each and signed a year bond of good behavior.
They were convicted by the Presiding Judge, His Worship Nana Osei Assibey after a social inquiry report by the Department of Social welfare.
Two of the suspect students- both 17 years from St.Thomas Aquinas and St.John Grammar – who allegedly conspired and impersonated during the examination have jumped bail hence a bench warrant has been issued for their arrest on Friday, November 22, 2019.