Deputy spokesman for the Ministry of Education, Yaw Opoku Mensah following the successful conduct of the ongoing 32nd edition of BECE has assured there will be questions leakage amid a proactive measure taken by his outfit.
Speaking on Kasapa FM’s ‘Ghana Kasa’ show monitored by AcademicWeek, he said the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has also put in place adequate measures to ensure a smooth administration of the 2022 BECE.
“This year, effective measures have been put in place to ensure no leakage is recorded in the examination. The questions have been serialized; meaning different sets of questions are at various centres,” Yaw told Ghana Kasa host.
Introduced in 2021 by the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) to curb examination malpractice and questions leakage, the Education Ministry spokesperson said the serialization method has come to stay in the education system.
Aside from the serialization of the questions, Opoku Mensah also said the management of the Examinations Council has increased the number of supervisors to monitor the national examination in a bid to curb examination fraud.
A total number of 552,276 final-year Junior High School students and 1,132 private students from October 17, 2022, to Friday, October 21, 2022, are sitting for the 2022 edition of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
Amid the low entries of the BECE for Private students registration, two groups of BECE candidates (School and Private) are partaking take the national examination slated to end on October 21, 2022, at the same period for the first time.
For BECE School, 552,276 candidates representing 276,988 males and 275,288 from 18,501 Junior High Schools (JHSs) will participate in the national examination to be conducted at 2,023 centres throughout the country.
Regarding BECE Private, a total of 1,132 prospective candidates comprising 634 males and 498 females registered for the private examination. The examination will be taken at 15 selected centres, mainly in the regional capitals.
Started on Monday, October 17, 2022, with Social Studies and Information and Communications Technology (ICT), the 2022 edition of the BECE will end on Friday, October 21, 2022, with French (Essay & Objective).