461,000 candidates start BECE today


More than 461, 013 candidates from 14,267 public and private Junior High Schools are writing their final exams today – Monday June 13, 2016.

The Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) will last till June 17.

To forestall the leakage of the exam papers, the Ghana Education Service and the West African Examination Council (WAEC) said they had put in place measures, including flying the papers to the examination centres and also banning supervisors and invigilators from going into the centres with mobile phones, respectively.

The GES said it was also employing the services of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) to ensure there was no leakage as occurred last year when five papers got to some candidates before they were due to have been written.

Director General of the Ghana Education Service, Mr Jacob Kor, told journalist at a press conference ahead of the papers that: “Right from the time the question papers are carried from the depot, there is going to be BNI personnel accompanying the questions.”

Source: ClassFMonline.com

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