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24.04.2009 Education

BECE ends, WAEC denies papers cancelled

By GNA
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Accra, April 24, GNA – The West African Examinations Council

(WAEC)
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

has
not cancelled any papers of the April 2009 basic Education

Certificate Examination (BECE),” it said a statement signed by Mrs

Agnes Teye-Cudjoe,
Senior Public Affairs Officer.
Rumours started spreading on Thursday when three people were

arrested
for having foreknowledge at the Fadama “A” Cedntre and King and

Queen School
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 Council.
The BECE, which started on Monday, ended on Friday.

GNA

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