BECE ends, WAEC denies papers cancelled
Accra, April 24, GNA – The West African Examinations Council
on Friday denied rumours that all papers in the April 2009 Basic
Education Certificate Examination (BECE) had been cancelled.
“The Council wishes to assure candidates and the public that it
not cancelled any papers of the April 2009 basic Education
Certificate Examination (BECE),” it said a statement signed by Mrs
Senior Public Affairs Officer.
Rumours started spreading on Thursday when three people were
for having foreknowledge at the Fadama “A” Cedntre and King and
at Abeka in Accra. – The West African Examinations Council
(WAEC) on Thursday arrested three persons for engaging in
examination malpractices in connection with the ongoing Basic
Education Certificate Examination (BECE) at two centres in Accra.
The three, who were being held at the Council's police station in
Accra, are Wisdom Kwame Kokroko, 61, Supervisor of the Fadama
Exams Centre (A), Musah Bukari, 26, a mathematics teacher and
Donabel Gabada, 27, a social studies teacher both of Kings and
Queens School which is undertaking its exams at Roman Catholic
School Exams Centre at Abeka Lapaz in Accra.
“The incident at Fadama “A” Centre and any other centre will be
treated at their own merit according to the rules and regulations of
The BECE, which started on Monday, ended on Friday.