A parent of one BECE (Basic Education Certificate Examination) candidate in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana has threatened to sue WAEC for the cancellation of some exam papers, after an ‘apor’ (future questions) leakage in the system.
According to the father Mr Johnson Owusu Tawiah, of the candidate, reasons for the cancellation were not enough, hence his decision. He has givin WAEC 24 hours to provide a reasonable explanation, or come face him in court.
WAEC under investigation The Ministry of Education has further directed the country’s security agencies to investigate circumstances leading to the leakage and subsequent cancellation of some Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) papers. A Deputy Minister of Education in charge of pre-tertiary education, Alex Kyeremeh said the news of the cancellation came as a surprise to the Ministry, hence the decision to seek an intervention from the security agencies.
Some candidates are also blaming WAEC (West African Examination Council) for the leakage.
A candidate who spoke to Citi News said “ I think WAEC has a big role to play in this action. It was a bad action and the decision they took, it was not everyone who got the questions so they should have gone through and investigate the schools who got the questions and cancel their papers or penalise them for that.”
According to another candidate, “It was the people guarding the papers that deceived them and took photos of the questions and shared them on social media. Their security was not that tight and the person who took the photograph of the question was from WAEC.”
EnterGhana.com | Credit: Godwin A. Allotey | CitiFM| WAEC to be sued by parent for BECE paper cancellation & candidates blame council for leakage of ‘apor’