It's twenty-four days to the 2021 Basic Education and Certificate Examination (BECE). The final examination kick-starts on Monday, November 15, 2021, and climaxes on Friday, November 19th, 2021 for all final year students in both private and public junior high schools in the country. The examination will be conducted in some selected centres nationwide.
For the first time in decades, the timetable has been changed. From the timetable displayed below, the first papers to be written is Social Studies Paper 1&2 and French Paper 1&2. The examination ends with Information and Communication Technology Paper 1&2.
According to the statistics presented by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) on the 31st edition of the Basic Education Certificate Examination, five hundred and thirty-nine thousand, two hundred and two (539,202) candidates from eighteen thousand and thirteen (18,013) schools have been registered to write this year’s BECE. The autonomous examination body, WAEC, says it is fully prepared to administer the current edition of the examination.
The examining council revealed this during a stakeholder engagement with the Parliamentary Select Committee on Education on Thursday, 21st October 2021. In attendance was the Hon. Deputy Minister of Education, Director-General of GES and WAEC Boss, CHASS and Ghana Police representatives.
WAEC was tasked by the members of the Parliamentary Select Committee to put stringent mechanisms and measures in place to avoid cases of examination malpractices, which of course include the leakage of question papers.
This follows repeated cases of examination malpractices recorded annually whenever it is time for WASSCE and BECE. This year's WASSCE was no exception because there were reported cases about papers getting leaked on social media, assaults meted out to one invigilator for refusing to allow candidates to cheat in the examination hall and the burning of a school block by some aggrieved final year students after the end of the examination.
Ghanaians are eagerly awaiting to hear that this year's BECE was organized in a smooth and eco-friendly environment with relatively few incidence of examination malpractices and leakages of papers, popularly known as “apor”
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