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Nine Individuals Apprehended for BECE Examination Malpractices

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Nine people have been detained due to involvement in examination malpractices during the ongoing Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

The detentions, which include seven educators, took place in various areas, such as Bekwai in the Ashanti Region and Tema in the Greater Accra Region.

Despite previous concerns about increasing exam malpractices, the examination, which commenced on Monday, July 8, has continued without major incidents.

Speaking to Channel One News, John Kapi, Head of Public Affairs at the West African Examination Council (WAEC), verified the arrests and assured that the council is collaborating with relevant stakeholders to enhance security measures.

“We also detained one individual at Nkoranza Senior High School, another at Chemu Senior High School in Tema, and two more in the Bono Region. Additionally, there were two others, whom I will call outsiders, not connected to the examination but attempting to gain access to the candidates. Seven teachers and two outsiders.”

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“We have deployed additional monitors to these critical areas and have appealed to our security agency partners to ensure their presence is felt in these locations to prevent further malpractice.”

He further mentioned that the seven apprehended teachers would be reported to the Ghana Education Service for further action.

“When we detain teachers like this, we forward their names to the Director General of the Ghana Education Service, as they are not our employees. The Director General will then instruct the Teachers’ Council to take disciplinary measures against them.”

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