Head of National Office of the West African Examination Council (WAEC), Rev. Samuel Nii Nmai Ollennu, has applauded the performance of Ghana among other West African countries who take part in the WAEC examinations, stating that the country has won several awards thus placing it on top of its counterparts.
According to him, something good was coming out of students in the country, however the council was not allowed to project it since its reputation was mostly on the line due to previous happenings in the basic and senior high schools examinations.
He made the statement on Eezy FM’s morning show yesterday, Tuesday, June 6, 2017 where he stated that the Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) which is underway in the country, has over 468 thousand pupils registered to take part in the exams.
He mentioned that the council had given teachers, invigilators, supervisors and the students adequate education and information to follow in order to have a riot and malpractice-free exams.
He added that the exams questions were within the reach of the students and if they follow the rules and regulations, it would turn out smoothly.
Although the council has put in place measures to prevent malpractices, he assured that his outfit would do everything possible to make this year’s BECE malpractice-free.
On the issue of monopoly, he explained that having one examination body in the country will help prevent bringing down examination standards, discourage discrepancies and exam malpractices.
By: Mizpah Etornam Mensavie-Ayivor