BECE leakage 4 teachers arrested in Ashanti region

Deputy Ashanti regional Police Commander Chief Inspector Godwin Ahiayor say the suspects were arrested in the act at a hideout in Ahenema Kokobeng.

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The police has arrested four teachers in the Ashanti region for allegedly printing copies of yet-to-be written papers in the ongoing Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

The four: Emmanuel Opoku, 29, Kwadwo Boateng, 25, Kwadwo Danso, 34, and Boateng Collins, 29 were arrested on a tip off.

Deputy Ashanti regional Police Commander Chief Inspector Godwin Ahiayor who confirmed the arrest to Starr News’ Isaac Bediako Justice Friday said the suspects were arrested in the act at a hideout in Ahenema Kokobeng.

“The information that we received through a phone call had it that these individuals were in a room printing out some BECE papers. So the Police from the Ashanti regional division went in, conducted a search and arrested them. Upon a search, the police discovered a printer and a photocopier which belongs to another JHS at Nkoranza. They also retrieved a computer and some disks in the room which apparently belongs to another teacher in the area,” he said.

This arrest brings to 14, the total number of individuals who have been arrested in connection with the leakage of the BECE papers.

Earlier, three students were arrested for allegedly possessing some of the leaked papers while seven others were rounded up in Kumasi for allegedly aiding in the fraud.
 

The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) on Wednesday announced the cancellation of five papers in the ongoing BECE on the basis that they have been compromised.

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

The Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) was subsequently directed to investigate circumstances leading to the leakage and subsequent cancellation of papers.

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