WAEC has said it will fly exam papers to examination centres in the upcoming Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
This is definitely a bad news for exam malpractice culprits. Following the recent leakages of some of the papers during the just concluded WASSCE, WAEC has said it will fly exam papers to examination centres in the upcoming Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
The same measure was applied by the council during the WASSCE exams following the leakages. According to the Senior Officer at the Human Language and Test Administration Department of WAEC, Daniel Nii Dodu, the papers have already been printed outside of Ghana, and would be flown to the various regions, where the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) and WAEC officers will distribute them.
The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has flown some of the papers on a Starbow flight to Tamale in the Northern Region, Kumasi for the Ashanti Region papers and Takoradi in the Western Region. The council, says it has employed tough measures to ensure that the leakage incident does not reoccur.
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According to reports, a total of 438,048 candidates from 14,267 public and private junior high schools (JHSs) will write the BECE. The candidates, who are made up of 239,963 males and 221,050 females, will write the examination at 1,598 centres.
Daniel Nii Dodu who was speaking at a thanksgiving service at His Majesty Senior High School assured everyone that there will be no recurrence of examination leakage this year. He also assured there would be no mole among officials of the examination.
Last year during the BECE exams, about five papers were leaked leading to the cancellation of the papers. A date was subsequently set for the affected students to re-write the papers. Again this year, about four WASSCE papers were also leaked during the just concluded exams.
President Mahama had fumed at the porosity and carelessness of stakeholders demanding rigorous measures from them to put an end to the act.