The Director General of Education, Dr. Eric Nkansah has openly and emphatically declared that the Basic Education Certificate Examination BECE would not be cancelled.
According to the Director General, there has been numerous rumours circulating that BECE would be scrapped, hence final year students at Junior High Schools would not be writing BECE.
“Please BECE is not cancelled and would not be cancelled. Do no communicate that we are no longer writing the BECE after this year’s own. Those in Junior High School Two would also write”, he said.
The GES boss made this declaration during a discussion on BECE Grading System Forum which was organised by WAEC dubbed “The Fundamentals of the BECE Grading System”.
The forum saw representatives from the Ghana National Association of Teachers, National Association of Graduate Teachers, Ghana National Association of Private Schools and Ministry of Education among others.
2 teachers arrested for examination malpractices in the ongoing 2023 BECE
The police arrested two individuals on Monday, August 7th, 2023, for engaging in examination malpractices at the Dunkwa Secondary Technical Centre in the Upper Denkyira East Municipality.
The two suspects, Albert Adu-Gyan and Yaw Adadai, tutors of PEEBLE Calvary and Oxford Santech schools respectively, were arrested when they attempted to smuggle into the examination
hall some solved examination questions to candidates sitting for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) at the centre.
Items retrieved from the two suspects include two mobile phones and solved questions on two separate papers.
Both suspects are in custody and will be put before the court.