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Opinions of Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Columnist: Confidence, Abdulai Hanan R.

Attn: WAEC: 2013 BECE ICT Objective Question 27

I crave the attention of West African Examination Council (WAEC) to
Objective Question 27 of ICT of the just ended Basic Education
Certificate Examination. The question reads

Which of the following command buttons is found on the standard toolbar?
A. Bold
B. Bullets
C. Redo
D. Undo.

The question is incorrect or the answer is missing. "Bold" and
"Bullets" are both command buttons on the Formatting Toolbar. "Bold"
comes after "Font Size" whiles "Numbering" precedes "Bullets".

Also, "Redo" and "Undo" are both sandwiched by "Format Painter" and
"Insert Hyperlink" on the Standard Toolbar.

The word processor per the BECE syllabus is Microsoft Office Word
2003. Therefore, the question is incorrect per the GUI of the
application.

I am bringing this to your attention because "just one mark" can
prevent someone from getting grade 1 in any subject.

I hope the said question will be made BONUS in order to avoid denying
innocent pupils from scoring 40/40 in the Objective Test.

Abdulai Hanan R. Confidence
School Nurse, Maths/ICT tutor
Faith-Hill Community School Ltd
Tamale
confidencegh@gmail.com