BECE: 7 teachers arrested for engaging in exam malpractice

Source The Ghana Report

Seven teachers have been arrested across the country over examination malpractices in the ongoing Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

Two others were also arrested trying to have access to the candidates in the examination hall.

The arrests occurred in various locations, including Bekwai in the Ashanti Region and Tema in the Greater Accra Region.

Speaking in an interview, the Head of Public Affairs at the West African Examination Council (WAEC), John Kapi, confirmed the arrest and assured that the council was working with relevant stakeholders to tighten security measures.

“We also arrested one person at Nkoranza Senior High School. One person at Chemu Senior High School, Tema. And then two also in the Bono region. Also, there were two others. I will call them outsiders. They were not related to the examination but were trying to have access to the candidates. Seven teachers and two outsiders.”

“So we have deployed a few more monitors to those flashpoints, and we have also appealed to our partners in the security agencies to ensure that their presence is also felt in those areas to ensure that the people, you know, do not, continue with this kind of practice.

He indicated that the seven arrested teachers will be reported to the Ghana Education Service for further action.

The examination began on Monday, July 8, with some 569,095 candidates at 2,123 designated centres across the country.

The exams will end on Monday, July 15, 2024.

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