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General News of Thursday, 18 June 2015


BECE leakage: I paid GHC200 - Parent confesses

Following a massive leakage of BECE questions, a parent has told Joy News he paid GHC200 to authorities in the school where his ward is a student.

A parent, Yaw Owusu, in the Ashanti Region was told it was for the BECE exams. Yaw Owusu also explained that some invigilators emptied the pockets of all the monies belonging to the students in the examination room before exams began.

According to him, the teachers and invigilators claim the money was to help them in the BECE.

A nationwide probe is already underway as WAEC comes under fire for failing to stop the leakage.

Ghana Education Campaign Coalition's Bright Appiah believes “the whole system is responsible for this” and that every step of the process of examination administration can be faulted.

"It is unfortunate that we have to go through this again", he told Joy News Wednesday.

The West African Examination Council on Wednesday, cancelled five papers and postponed the writing of two papers following widespread leakage in the ongoing Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

A statement confirming the cancelation was released by the examination administration body.

The leakage was displayed on social media Wednesday.

It has left parents, candidates and the education ministry fuming after what has been called one of the most embarrassing examination leakages in the history of the West African Examination Council.