The Education Minister is soliciting the support of members of the public to ensure the 2016’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) is devoid of malpractices.
Professor Jane Opoku-Agyemang is encouraging the public to be extra vigilant and gather intelligence reports on any compromises of questions ahead of the start of the exams on Monday, June 13, 2016.
Ghana has battled with issues of examination malpractices several years running compelling many Ghanaians to question the system.
During the 2015 BECE and the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) about five papers leaked forcing the examination body, West African Examination Council (WAEC) to cancel them for a rewrite.
The sector minister’s call, therefore, feeds into calls made by some Ghanaians and civil society organizations to ensure that the 2016 examinations are free from malpractices.
Speaking to the media, the Public Relations Officer of the Education Ministry, Francis Gbadagbo said the minister is concerned about ending the menace.
“The minister is conveying her goodwill message to all candidates writing the 2016 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and at the same time urging them to adhere strictly to the rules and regulations governing examinations,” he said.
He also said the ministry “needs the support of all Ghanaians especially its stakeholders to ensure that we collectively drive this year’s BECE to a successful end devoid of any form of malpractices.”