A magistrate court in Akyem Oda in the Eastern Region has banned eleven students from writing any West African Examination Council (WAEC) examination for three years. The students - nine from the university and two from senior high schools – were caught at the PLACID International School in Oda writing WASSCE on behalf of final year students of the school.
The students and a teacher at First Star remedial school at community 25 in Tema were also fined 1,200.00 cedis each or in default serve a three month jail term in hard labour.
They all pleaded guilty to charges of impersonation.
However, director of the school, Dr.Richard Salu, 45 and two other students, Prince Annor Dankwa and Kelvin Darko, pleaded not guilty to charges of abetment and impersonation respectively.
They will reappear before the court on May 8.
Police in Oda apprehended some students who were contracted from Accra and other places to write the WASSCE for final year students of PLACID international school in Oda a few days ago.
The suspects are, level 100 student of the University of Cape Coast, Suzette Lamptey, 19; level 100 student of the University of Energy and Natural Resources, Joyce Assabil, 21 and level 200 student of the University of Professional Studies, Agyei Elias, 22.
The others are Antwi David, 19 a level 100 student of the University of Professional Studies; Anim Ansah, 22, University of Ghana level 100 and level 400 student of the University of Professional Studies, Adjoh Wisdom, 20.
Christella Agyepong, 18; Isabella Anning, 18 and former student of the University of Ghana, Desmond Agbesi, 26, are also among the university students contracted to write the exams.
Those in the Senior High School are Nyamekye Patience, 19; Eugenia Obeng Boateng, 20; Darko Kelvin, 18 and Annor Darkwah, 22, all final year students of Star international school in Accra.