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2024 BECE: Sixteen teachers apprehended for breaching exam regulations

Written by on July 10, 2024

To date, 16 teachers from various regions have been arrested for breaching the rules governing the ongoing Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) implemented new regulations for the examination, which included a ban on supervisors bringing mobile phones into examination centers.

Despite these rules, some invigilators have been caught violating them, with others attempting to provide answers to candidates.

John Kapi, WAEC’s Head of Public Affairs, emphasized that such actions undermine the Council’s ability to accurately assess candidates’ abilities.

Consequently, the teachers were arrested as a deterrent against similar misconduct.

Speaking to JoyNews on July 10, he said “We have been able to pick up about 16 teachers from various places across the country. Some of them were picked up by our personnel. A few of them were picked up by the National Intelligence Bureau. We have reported all of them to the Ghana Police Service and they are in police custody.”

Mr. Kapi stated that these individuals will be prosecuted in court. Furthermore, they will no longer be eligible to supervise any WAEC examination.

The regional head of WAEC in the Ashanti region, Divine Worlanyo Agbonyo, noted numerous cases where teachers and parents tried to supply answers to students, as reported on Luv FM.

He recounted an incident where a teacher demanded GH₵6,000 to assist students with answers.

However, he mentioned that they had received information about him and his accomplice, who were subsequently apprehended and prohibited from entering examination centers.

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