The Parliament of Ghana following the upcoming 2021 BECE for School has tasked the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to put effective mechanisms and measures in place to avoid cases of exam questions leakages.
The directive comes after the Parliamentary Select Committee on Education engaged some stakeholders in the education sector including Africa Education Watch on Thursday 21 October 2021 to discuss the leakages of annual WASSCE and BECE questions.
The Members of Parliament (MPs) expressed worry about the longtime problem of examination question leakages and urged the Management of the non-profit-making organization to identify their weaknesses and solve them.
Present at the meeting were members of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Education, representatives from the Education Ministry, Ghana Education Service, WAEC, CHASS, Africa Education Watch and Ghana Police Service.
The 31st edition of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for School Candidates will commence on Monday, November 15, 2021, and end on Friday, November 19, 2021, at various examination centres nationwide.
“Statistics from the West African Examination shows that 539,202 pupils from 18,000 and 13 schools have been registered to write this year’s BECE in November. And WAEC says it's fully prepared to administer the 31st and 2021 editions of the BECE.
Mr. Kofi Asare, the director of the Education Think Tank, Eduwatch, in a post on his Official Facebook page said his team responded to an invitation by the Parliamentary Select Committee on Education to present and discuss our yet to be published research into WASSCE 2021 Exam Fraud and malpractices.
In attendance was Hon. Deputy Minister of Education, the GES and WAEC Bosses, CHASS and Ghana Police representatives. The executive director of Eduwatch said they appreciate the commitment of the leadership of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Education (especially its Chair), the Ministry of Education and stakeholdrs to improve questions security, accountability and governance systems of WAEC and the pre-tertiary assessment sector.
"We will keep working closely with stakeholders to improve accountability and credibility of the system". He added.
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