After a candidate for the West Africa Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) was found half-naked, there is unrest at the Ofori Panin Senior High School’s WAEC center in Akyem-Tafo in the Eastern Region.
The candidate was charged for showing up to the testing location in an unapproved outfit.
He annoyed a WAEC officer who stripped him of his shorts, leaving only his boxer shorts on to write the examinations since he was wearing a white shirt over a pair of brown khaki shorts to the exam center.
The event that happened on Thursday is one of several instances of claimed intimidation and hostility directed against applicants at the center.
Candidates who talked to journalists covering the test on the condition of anonymity often said that certain WAEC personnel purposely harassed them without justification in order to instill dread in them.
On grounds of suspicion of cheating, one of the authorities is accused of pushing and slapping a pupil.
Reports of some masked individuals and armed police officers storming the center and arresting people are among the charges leveled against WAEC officials.
When approached, the top officer denied to comment and told journalists to contact his superiors in Accra.
Some parents whose children are taking the exam voiced displeasure with the authorities’ behavior.
They requested action from the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Ministry of Education since it may have an impact on the applicants’ performance.