The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says cases of questions leakage will be a thing of the past during the administration of this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for School scheduled for Monday.
Speaking in an interview monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh, the Head, Public Affairs of the Examinations Council, Mrs Agnes Teye-Cudjoe said effective measures have been putten in place to ensure no such case is recorded.
“This year we have put in place strict measures I am not going to disclose in this interview for security reasons to ensure no question paper is leaked during the administration of this year BECE for School,” the spokeswoman stated.
Mrs Agnes Teye said the Council in the past decades had executed various steps including cancelling candidates entire results to curb the regular examination leakage and malpractice but this time is a different thing altogether.
“We in the past years have put in much effort to stop the unfortunate incident from happening but you see once people want to cheat they always find ways and means, this year is a different thing we are going to do,” Teye added.
A total of 571,894 prospective candidates from Monday, November 15 to Friday, November 19, 2021, will sit for the 31st edition of the national examination to be administered by the West African Examinations Council at 2,158 centres.
The final year Junior High School students on Monday will commence the nationwide examination with the Social Studies Paper 1&2 and end on Friday with Information and Communication Technology (ICT) (Essay and Objectives).
Candidates have been admonished by the Management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) to strictly conform to the rules and regulations governing the conduct of the examination to ensure a smooth and successful 2021 BECE.
“The final year students should any form of malpractice that could lead to the cancellation of their results by the West African Examinations Council. GES wishes all candidates success in their papers,” the Education Service told candidates.
Supervisors, invigilators and heads of basic schools similarly have been urged to be guided by the rules of the BECE, be vigilant and refrain from taking their mobile phones to the examination hall, and carry out their duties as expected.