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Nine persons arrested for infractions in ongoing BECE being processed for court

The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has disclosed that plans are far advanced to process the nine persons arrested for infractions in the ongoing Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for court.

WAEC has said in a Tuesday, July 09, 2024 statement that it met with all District Directors of Education and Supervisors to brief them on the new rules governing the examination.

“Among other things, the supervisors were informed that they were prohibited from bringing along mobile phones to the examination centres. A stern warning was issued against this practice.”

“However, some chose not to heed this advice and so they were arrested by the NIB and the locally recruited agents by WAEC and handed over to the police,” the statement added.

According to WAEC, three teachers were arrested at the Save our Souls Educational Centre, Bekwai, three teachers were picked up for trying to assist the candidates.

“They are Patience Serwaah, Oscar Ben Azumah, and Thomas Gyimadu. Other persons who were unrelated to the examination but came around attempting to assist the candidates are Christian Osei and Alex Kyei Baffour,” it added.

The Council further indicated that two invigilators were picked up at the Jinijini Senior High School Centre for taking snapshots of the English Language question papers and posting them on a WhatsApp platform named ‘Koraso Ma JHS.’

“Nkoranza Senior High School. An invigilator, Abeam Danso, was arrested with a mobile phone on which were answers to the Religious and Moral Education Questions. Chemu Senior High School, Tema, a teacher, Amoako Joseph, was arrested for taking pictures of the question papers and posting them on a platform named ‘Apor Lord for BECE, 2024.’

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“Liberty Hills School centre, an invigilator, Faaweerie Patrick, was arrested for taking pictures of the Science paper and handed over to the police. Jachie Pramso SHS centre in the Ashanti Region, an invigilator, Danso Emmanuel had a phone on him in the examination while Mensah Emmanuel (invigilator) had pieces of paper on which were answers to the questions of the English Language paper,” portions of the WAEC statement contained.

At the Santoe Basic School centre, teachers from DESVY International School were caught in their school bus solving the Science questions to be delivered to their candidates at the examination hall.

It further indicated that at the Santoe Basic School centre, teachers from DESVY International School were found on their school bus solving the Science questions for onward transmission to their students in the examination hall.

“They are; Thomas Ativor, 37, a Twi language teacher, Emmanuel Ammisah, 47, a mathematics teacher, Edwin Goodluck, 39, a Science teacher and Richard Boateng, 32, a Computing teacher,” added the statement.

WAEC further stated that “they have all been reported to the police and are being processed for court.”

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