Suspects Sadat Yussif, aged 22 is among some 657 candidates of the Northern School of Business Senior High School in Tamale who are writing the Integrated Science paper in the ongoing West Africa Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
He joins some 400 boys and 256 girls as he readies for a court hearing scheduled for Tuesday August 4. Checks at the school reveals Sadat Yussif is writing under security guard.
Sadat was arrested on July 24 by officers from the Northern Regional Police Headquarters after the assistant headmaster of the school Mohammed Alidu reported that a security officer of the school was assaulted by the suspect.
According to a police report issued on July 28 by the Acting Northern Regional Public Relations Officer, Superintendent Kwabena Otuo Acheampong, the assistant headmaster indicated that “Sadat Yussif went to the girls dormitory and called Abubakari Huseina”.
“They both went and sat in front of the school dinning hall. The security man Abdul Rahman aged about 45 in an attempt to arrest Sadat Yussif was pushed down . He fell on an object and had a cut on the head” the reported added.
“The security man became unconscious and was admitted at the Tamale Teaching Hospital” Superintendent Kwabena Otuo Acheampong narrated to ZAMI Reports.
Sadat Yussif pleaded guilty to assault during a court hearing on July 28, at Tamale District Court. He has since been remanded into police custody to reappear on August 4.
GES N/R Visits Centres.
The Northern Regional Director of the Ghana Education Service Mr. Edward K. Azure has visited some centres in the Tamale Metropolis and Sagnarigu Municipality.
He was accompanied by the Northern Regional Minister Salifu Saeed. The team made stops at the Tamale Girls Senior High School, Vitting Senior High School, and the Northern School of Business.
At the Vitting Senior High School, it was reported that two students out of the total of 467 were absent at the start of the examination.
The students are; a boy and a girl. While the boy is reportedly sick, the girl is reported pregnant.
Meanwhile, some 14,805 candidates are taking part in today’s paper in the Northern region alone. The number is made up of 8,531 boys and 6,274 girls.
In the Savannah region, some 4,407 candidates made up of 2,505 boys and 1,902 girls were registered for this year’s examination while a total of 3,906 candidates made up of 2,160 boys and 1,746 girls are also writing the examination in the Northeast region.
All candidates had reported at the time of filing this report.
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