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10.05.2005 Education

WAEC urged to educate cafe owners on online registration

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Tema, May 10, GNA - Private candidates have appealed to the West African Examination Council (WAEC) to organise training programmes for operators of Internet Caf=E9's to ensure the smooth implementation of the new online registration the council has introduced. They suggested that education on the new programme should be organised for private candidates who register to write WAEC examinations.

These were raised by hundreds of private candidates who thronged the premises of the WAEC centre at Tema on Monday to submit their registration forms for the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) for 2005/2006.

Some had come to the centre as early as 0200 hours to submit their forms and were still in the queue as at 1100 hours. Whiles some candidates complained of not having confidence in the online system others complained of not having access to Internet services in their area.

Mr Seth Bortei, an Examination Officer at the Tema receiving centre who spoke to the GNA in an interview, accused the candidates of keeping the forms till the last minute.

He said the centre received about 7,000 forms from candidates last year but this year, as at 1100 hours, 6,600 forms had been received whiles hundreds more are waiting to submit theirs.

Mr Bortei expressed the hope that the closing date would be extended for those who, due to financial constraints, are now buying their forms.

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