Nine university and two senior high school students have been banned from writing any West African Examination Council (WAEC) examination for three years by a magistrate court in Oda.
The banned students were arrested after they were caught writing the West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) on behalf of some final year students of the PLACID international School in Akyem Oda, in the Eastern Region.
The students and a teacher at First Star Remedial School at Community 25 in Tema were also fined GHS1,200 each or in default serve a three-month jail term in hard labour for the involvement in the offence.
They all pleaded guilty to charges of impersonation.
The director of PLACID international School, Dr.Richard Salu, and two other students, Prince Annor Dankwa and Kelvin Darko, however, pleaded not guilty to charges of abetment and impersonation respectively.
They will reappear before the court on May 8.
Police in Oda recently 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.
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.