3 BECE graduates allegedly attempt suicide over exam cancellation
It is reported that three students who completed Junior High School in 2022, two females and a male have been caught by their parents attempting suicide by drinking a substance suspected to be poison and with the male holding a rope intended to hang himself.
Information gathered revealed that these students attempted suicide as a result of the cancellation of their English Language BECE paper they wrote in 2022.
Meanwhile, about 113 BECE graduates who completed School at Twifo Praso Model, Twifo Daamang D/A Basic School, and Precious Montessori School all in the Twifo Atti-Morkwa District of the Central Region on Sunday, March 19, 2013, received a message that their English Language result which was initially withheld has been canceled, disallowing them the opportunity to enter Senior High School.
The affected students in an interview revealed that they sometimes contemplate suicide over the situation as they don’t have hope anymore.
They claimed they were shocked by the action of WAEC as they did not engage in any examination malpractices.
Sadly, a pregnant woman whose daughter was part of the unlucky candidates, suffered a miscarriage when she heard the bad news that her daughter’s paper had been canceled.
The concerned parents said they had already bought items for their Senior High School education only to hear of the shocking and disappointing news.
They are not happy with the cancellation and have appealed to WAEC to reconsider their children and re-mark their examination papers.