BECE 2017: Supervisors demand Ȼ10 from each candidate to allow cheating

by Israel Boafo Bansah

Some supervisors of the ongoing Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) are requesting that pupils contribute at least GhȻ10 each so they are given the space to cheat.

Other invigilators have also been accused of contacting some school managers in Accra to pay GhȻ200 for them to allow candidates from their institutions the ‘free space’ to write their papers.

Confirming the incident to Accra-based Joy FM, A school proprietor, John Odame (not real name) said he was informed of this development by his school manager early Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

The proprietor who expressed worry over this development alleged that some other school proprietors he contacted in Accra specifically in the Ga East Municipality, corroborated the story.

“My greatest worry is the fact that we are now training kids who we expect to take good behaviour; who we expect to lead this society and now we are trying to corrupt their minds.”

In a related development, the head of Public Relations at the Ghana Education Service, Reverend Jonathan Bettey, said they were unaware of this development.

“These are all examination malpractices which we have taken them [exam supervisors] through. We frown on examination malpractices and we’ve warned our teachers several times.”

He quickly stated that the GES will initiate an investigation into the matter and ensure the culprits are punished according to the law.

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