Make provisions for candidates in communities hit by tidal waves – Ken Ashibey urges WAEC
CEO of the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications has appealed to the West African Education Council (WAEC) to make special provisions for the upcoming BECE examination for candidates in the Keta municipality who have been affected by tidal wave.
Speaking on the Super Morning Show, Ken Ashigbey said “it will be a great injustice to allow the children who are already traumatised by the event to go and write the same exam that children in Accra are writing.”
This follows Sunday’s tidal wave that hit the communities in the Keta Municipality. The disaster rendered many homeless and left others displaced.
Communities such as Abutiakope, Kedzikope, and Keta Central are largely affected to the extent that residents had nothing to salvage.
In Anloga, residents of Dzita, Agbledomi, Atiteti, Agokedzi, and Fuveme were also displaced by the fierce tidal waves that swept through the communities during the wee hours of Sunday. Properties running into thousands of Ghana cedis have been destroyed.
Reports also indicate that schools in the community have been washed away by the disaster. In light of this, the CEO of the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications is calling for support for the victims.
He has also expressed fears that the situation might gravely affect the performance of school kids in the area who are to write their BECE exams come Monday, November 15, 2021.
“We need to consider these school children who will have to start writing their exams next week. And I’m hearing WAEC saying that there’s nothing they can do about it [but] my only plea to WAEC is that they need to work and find a way in which they can support these children who are so traumatised, who currently do not have even a place to lay their head and asked them to then go and write this exam come next week,” he said.