Basic examination BNI to investigate BECE leakage

On Wednesday June 17, 2015, WAEC announced the cancellation of five subject papers in the ongoing BECE.

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The Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) has taken over investigations into the leak of five subject papers in the ongoing Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

Security sources says WAEC could not be trusted to investigate itself as the magnititude of the leak could not have occurred without the connivance of some officials of the examination body.

The Deputy Minister in-charge of pre-tertiary education, Mr. Alex Kyeremeh in an interview with Citi FM said the Ministry has directed the country’s security agencies to investigate circumstances leading to the leakage.

On Wednesday June 17, 2015, WAEC announced the cancellation of five subject papers in the ongoing BECE.

They are Papers 2 of English Language; Religious and Moral Education; Integrated Science; Mathematics, and Social Studies.

This followed the discovery by the WAEC that those papers had leaked and, thereby, the integrity of the papers had been compromised.

According to a statement signed and issued in Accra Wednesday by the Deputy Director of Public Affairs of WAEC, Mrs Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, the leaked papers had been rescheduled to be re-taken on June 29 and 30, 2015.

The statement said in addition to other sources where the papers had been leaked, they had also gone viral on social media, especially on Whatsapp Messenger.

“In pursuance of its quest to demonstrate its abhorrence of examination malpractice of any sort, safeguard the sanctity of its examinations and integrity of certificate issued, the council has cancelled the listed papers.

“As such, Social Studies 1 and 2 examinations slated for today, June 18, 2015 will not be administered.”

However, the remaining papers, French and Information Communication Technology (ICT) would be written as scheduled for today, June 18 and tomorrow, June 19 respectively.

Candidate collapse

A candidate of Fiasem JHS at Tarkwa in the Western Region has collapsed upon hearing the news of the cancellation of five papers.

The boy was said to be discussing the cancellation with his colleagues and teachers when he passed out after a teacher confirmed the news to them.

He was later rushed to the hospital.

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