June 5, 2017

The Member of Parliament for Assin South, Mr John Ntim Fodjour, has asked the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) to take all the necessary precautions to ensure the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) papers do not leak.

Final year Junior High School (JHS) students will today, Monday, June 5 begin the BECE exams.
In previous years, the leakage of BECE questions has resulted in the cancellation of papers bringing untoward hardship on students and parents.

He stressed that, Parents are sometimes asked to pay for the re-sit of the papers, while the candidates would have to spend long hours preparing again for the canceled papers. The Member of Parliament said this on Friday that they don’t such things to happy again this year.

Mr Fodjour stated this on the floor of parliament “The perennial leakages of the WAEC examination papers are an unfortunate phenomenon which grossly undermines the integrity of the education system of Ghana,”

The Public Relation Officer of WAEC, Agnes Teye-Cudjoe said over 400, 000 candidates from 0ver 15,000 public and private schools are expected to sit for the exams at 1,702 centres across the nation. She also promise that, they are also putting up measures for a leakage-free basic education certificate examination this year.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Education Service (GES) have also appealed to the general public especially security agencies, religious bodies, civil society and the media to help secure a leakage free exam.

The GES also claim candidates from Denkyira Obuasi have been reposted to sit for their examination at Piaso, a community nearby due to the recent lynching Captain Maxwell Mahama who was mistaken by some angry mob to be an armed robber.

Rosemary Afua Obeng Yeboah/Ghanamps.com