Members of Parliament (MPs) have asked the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to take all the necessary precautions to ensure that the remaining Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) papers currently on-going do not leak.
Final year Junior High School (JHS) students across the country on Monday, June 5, 2017 began writing their BECE.
It would be recalled that there were massive leakage of BECE questions last year which resulted in the cancellation of papers bringing untoward hardship on students and parents.
Speaking in an interview with the media, Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin South, Rev. Ntim Fordjour, cautioned that they do not want last year’s incident to happen this year.
“Thankfully there have not been any bad incidents recorded so far as I went round some of the centres and I believe that there will be an incident free examination, “he added.
According to him, “the perennial leakage of the WAEC examination papers was an unfortunate phenomenon which grossly undermines the integrity of the education system of Ghana.”
However, WAEC has assured that it has put in place tough measures for a leakage-free basic education certificate examination this year.
Currently over 400,000 candidates from over 15,000 public and private schools are sitting for the exam at 1,702 centres across the country.
Public Relations Officer of WAEC, Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, hinted that the week-long exams will go smoothly.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) has also appealed to the general public, especially security agencies, religious bodies, civil society and the media, to help secure a leakage-free exam.