The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) as part of its name-and-shame approach to end cheating in BECE has published names of Junior High Schools involved in examination malpractice in the ongoing national examination.
St John Bosco Basic School, Trinity Lutheran School, Oxford School Complex in Dunkwa-On-Offin and Ashanti Nkoranza D/A JSS according to the Head of Public Affairs for WAEC, John Kapi are schools engaged in malpractice.
In an interview with Daily Graphic, he said his outfit with the assistance of security personnel has picked up seven teachers, one of them an invigilator, at different examination centres for their involvement in examination malpractice.
The teachers he said were allegedly found either solving questions of the BECE or with phones and tablets in their possession, with answers to questions in the exam after they were captured on camera transmitting the materials to the students.
“One of the teachers, Flora Ashietey of the St John Bosco Basic School, was found allegedly with a tablet containing questions and answers to the Basic Education Certificate Examination at the Trinity Lutheran School in Tema
Albert Adu-Gyan a teacher of Oxford School Complex in Dunkwa-On-Offin was apprehended while capturing images of the Religious and Moral Education questions he had answered in a classroom located on the Dunkwa Senior High Technical School premises.
Kwarteng Asiedu Derick, who was an invigilator at the Ashanti Nkoranza D/A JSS, was caught allegedly with captured photos of the Integrated Science Paper Two that he had shared on a WhatsApp group called “Amabame Teachers Page” which had 21 participants
At Obuasi, three teachers arrested at one of the examination centres at the Kwabenafori Exams Centre, are currently at the Obuasi Central Police Station in relation to a video circulated last Monday by the Educate Africa Institute (EAI),” he said.
To ensure the smooth and successful conduct of the 2023 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), 2,137 supervisors, 2,000 supervisors and 21,027 invigilators are overseeing the administration of the School examination.
Scheduled to end Friday, August 11, 2023, a total of 600,714 candidates, comprising 300,323 boys and 300,391 girls from 18,993 Junior High Schools are participating in the 2023 BECE which commenced on Monday, August 7, 2023.