Invigilator, Two Teachers Busted
Two teachers, of the King and Queen School at Fadama, and a supervisor at the Fadama cluster of schools, in Accra have been arrested for allegedly leaking examination papers.
A fourth suspect, a teacher at Jacobs International also at Fadama, who was caught with the questions in his pocket, escaped arrest.
Musah Bukari and Donaldbil Gabada, both of King and Queen and Wisdom Kwame to Kokoroke, the supervisor, were busted on Wednesday by officials of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) at the ongoing Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
Frederick Selby, Director of Legal Services of WAEC, who briefed journalists on the arrest yesterday, said around 9.30 am, he had a call from an informant that Mr Kokoroko had opened the examination question papers (Mathematics 2) and that copies were being made at a communication centre.
Mr Selby said when he moved to the examination centre and asked the supervisor about the examinations papers, Mr Kokoroko gave him an opened security-sealed envelope containing the questions and claimed that “he mistakenly opened it thinking it was the Paper One envelope”.
However, Mr Selby said when he counted the question papers “they were 47 instead of 50”.
Asked about the rest, Mr Kokoroko pulled them from a pile of papers and added them to the ones in the envelope.
Mr Selby said he was not convinced about Mr Kokoroko's explanation and therefore invited the Police to arrest him.
The two teachers, were arrested at the Fadama Roman Catholic examination centre for allegedly teaching the candidates, Bukari was arrested with a photocopy of an examination paper in his pocket and busily teaching the pupils, while Gabada looked on.
At the WAEC office, Mr Kokoroko denied any wrong doing and accused the officials of deliberately trying to tarnish his reputation.
He said he did not inform the head office when he inadvertently opened the Paper Two questions, because he did not see the need for it since he remained in his office.
The three face a possible charge of leaking examination questions.
The incident did not affect the examination as the pupils were allowed to write the paper.