President John Mahama has commended the West African Examination Council (WAEC), for ensuring a leakage free 2016 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
Speaking at the 70th anniversary ceremony of Aburi Girls Senior Girls on Saturday, Mr. Mahama said WAEC had risen to deal with the shameful malpractices that had beset the exams in the past.
“I’m pleased also to note that WAEC has risen to the occasion to deal with the shameful examination malpractices that have plagued examinations over the past several years. This year, I am proud to note that our BECE examinations have passed with no incident recorded,” he said.
Widespread examination leakages in last year’s BECE led to the cancellation of five papers.
But the Ghana Education Service this year engaged the services of the Bureau of National Investigations to protect examination papers for this year’s BECE.
The security officers as part of the arrangement, accompanied the papers from the WAEC headquarters to the various exams centers.
About 461,000 candidates sat for this year’s BECE at 1,598 centers across the country.