We deserve congratulations for leakage-free BECE - GES

According to her, it is not “premature” for the organizers of the BECE to be congratulated because they put in a lot of efforts and new measures to ensure the examinations were conducted successfully.


The 2016 BECE passed without the usual complaints of leakages of examination questions. The five-day examination was conducted under tight security from the Ghana Police Service and the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI).

Director of Basic Education at the GES, Mrs Cynthia Bosomtwe Sam is an interview on Radio Ghana’s Behind the News programme said congratulations are in order

“We deserve the congratulations but I think we should also wait for the marking and the release of the results,” she said.

“From the side of the GES, we did a lot of sensitization for the parents, teachers and invigilators and WAEC also did a lot of sensitization,” she said, adding that “together, we also had security men at every level and this time, we had extra security for transporting the questions.”

Mrs Bosomtwe Sam was of the view that another contributing factor was the news of prosecution of teachers who had leaked and solved examination questions for students.

This, she said possibly deterred others from perpetrating the same crime.

“Some people were arrested for peddling questions of the internet and they stories have been posted in the newspapers, and those who have been arrested are being prosecuted so this might have also put some fear in people out there,” she remarked

The GES Director urged the general public to play their role to help WAEC, the Education Ministry and the GES by taking away any distractions and also cease the patronage of leaked examination questions so that “we can make a difference.”


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