Adutwum praises WAEC for curtailing exam malpractices 

The Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, has eulogised the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) for making giant strides towards curtailing examination malpractices in the country.

He pledged the Education Ministry’s preparedness to continue collaborating with WAEC and other stakeholders towards winning the fight against exam malpractices in the country.

Dr Adutwum announced this after visiting the Accra College of Education Demonstration School to monitor the ongoing BECE on Monday.

A total of 570,461 candidates are currently writing the exams in 2,123 centres across the country.

The exams would be used as a means of determining the qualification for the candidates’ selection of courses at Senior High School, as well as Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions next academic year.

The Education Minister said although the serialisation of exam questions, which started three years ago has been successful, they were now considering introducing e-testing, which would lead to a computer selecting a set of questions for every student and this would prevent exam malpractices.

He wished all the candidates writing the exams well and prayed that they work very hard so that they pass well and would be able to continue their education.

The Ayawaso West Municipal Director of Education, Madam Margaret Kaba, assured the Minister that everything possible would be done to ensure that the exams were conducted without any incident.

She hinted that a total of 1,345 candidates were writing the BECE in the Municipality, of which 695 were boys and the remaining 650 were girls.

By Felix Baidoo


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