BECE results could be worst ever – Politician predicts

The Acting Chairman for United Peoples Party, Hon Kenneth Kwame Asamoah last two years predicted BECE results could be the worst in the country’s history amid the outbreak of the coronavirus that halted academic activities.

Kenneth Asamoah following the conduct of the 2020 national examination said the psychological effect of the locally transmitted coronavirus and temporal school break will affect the academic performance and grades of students.

In an interview with Atinka TV monitored by EducationWeb, the Acting chairman called on the Ministry of Education to put in place adequate measures to prevent any academic disaster as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic.

“It is wrong considering the situation where many students are contracting the disease. Out of fears of contracting the virus, the student may not focus on their exams which could obviously lead to mass failure,” the politician explained.

But, considering the administration of the 31st edition of BECE for School, EducationWeb is of the belief the 2021 BECE results will be the country’s best since no case of questions leakage was recorded during the conduct of the exams.

The Management of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on the first day of the administration of the BECE School however recorded a few cases of examination malpractice at some examination centres in the Ashanti Region.

The Ghana Education Service (GES) following the unfortunate incident in a statement said a committee has been set to investigate the BECE for School malpractice which involves invigilators and a headmaster of a Junior High school.

Chaired by the Director in charge of finance at the Ghana Education Service (GES), the four-member committee commenced the investigation into the alleged examination malpractice on Tuesday, November 16, 2021.

A total of  571,894 candidates made up of 287,605 males and 284,289 females from 18,028 schools sat for the 31st edition of the examination which started on Monday, November 15, 2021, and ended on Friday, November 19, 2021.

The Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has said the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) in the first week of March will release the provisional results of candidates who sat for the national examination in 2021.

Ghana’s Education Service (GES) after the release of the provisional 2021 BECE School results will also release the 2021 computer school placement of the Junior High School graduates to continue their education at the secondary level.

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