Three final year students of Agona Senior High Technical School (ASTECH) in the Ashanti region failed to write their Asante Twi paper in the ongoing West African Senior Secondary (WASSCE) on Saturday, August 8, 2020.
One of the students while in an interview with Aseempa FM explained that writing exams on the sabbath day was unholy hence the need to keep it the day holy.
According to them, they would rather register and write the paper in the November-December edition of the examination.
He quoted the book of Exodus, 20:8-11 from the Bible to support their action, saying:
“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.”
Meanwhile, an elder of the SDA Church at Agona in the Ashanti Region, Kwabena Amofa Akuoko commended the students for their boycott.
He said “I’m extremely happy for the bold decision taken by these young boys. I’m proud of them and God will bless them.”
The SDA elder stated that the leadership of the church has not been able to fight for their rights and ensure Saturday, which is Sabbath is observed as such adding that the “campaign to ensure the work of God is protected.”
“The leadership of the Seventh Day Adventist Church has failed us; they should lead such campaign to ensure the work of God is protected,” he noted.