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General News of Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Source: The Finder

We bribed invigilators - BECE candidates confess

Some students who wrote this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) at three centres in Ashaiman in Accra have told The Finder their teachers took money from them to seek favour from invigilators and supervisors.

Some of the candidates who wrote their examinations at the centres (names withheld) last Wednesday said their invigilators were kind and helpful to them.

The candidates told The Finder that they believed they were treated kindly because they paid a daily fee of GH? 2 each to their teachers as an inducement to their invigilators and supervisors to ensure a ‘conducive atmosphere’ in the examination hall.

The students indicated that their invigilators gave them the privilege to help one another from Monday, June 17 when the examination started.

The students alleged that they also received assistance from their invigilators on June 19 when they wrote Mathematics papers 1 and 2 and Basic Design and Technology (BDT) paper 1.

“Our invigilators sometimes stood on the corridor and told us to help one another but warned us to do that carefully and tactfully. After each paper, some of us willingly buy them yoghurt and pastries to appreciate their kindness,” some female candidates revealed to The Finder.

Other students told The Finder that they were allowed to share ideas in the examination hall under a low tone, except where they could not answer a question and therefore sought their invigilators’ help.

“Once a while when the invigilators went round to check whether we were shading properly and spotted that some of our shaded objective question answers were incorrect, they told us to erase our wrong answer and pointed the correct one,” a student stated.

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