BECE candidates threaten to boycott resit Friday

Some candidates taking part in the
ongoing Basic Education Certificate
Examinations (BECE) in the Kumasi
metropolis have threatened to boycott
the resit of the cancelled examination
papers by the West African
Examinations Council (WAEC).
The candidates, who claimed they did
not get access to the alleged leaked
examination questions, said they did
not deserve to be punished for acts
they have not committed.
The candidates, who were visibly
disturbed, said they were frustrated
by the current events.
Clement Agyei and Ibrahim Imoro,
both of the Sepe-Tinpom M/A Junior
High School said WAEC had been
unfair to them.
According to them, after staying
awake for several weeks to prepare
for the exams, they were already
exhausted to do any meaningful
revisions to enable them to write the
cancelled papers.
They said with the current power
outages, coupled with mosquitoes
bites in the nights, they would find it
difficult to prepare adequately again
for the papers.
“We are fed-up with WAEC and we
will no more write the exams but will
opt for apprenticeship training in any
vocation”.
Meanwhile, some teachers in the
metropolis have also expressed
disappointment about the
cancellation of the papers.
They said the cancellation would
disrupt academic work in some
schools, especially the examinations
centres.
The WAEC on Wednesday announced
the cancellation of five papers in the
ongoing BECE, citing massive
leakage of examination papers.
The affected papers are English
paper two, Mathematics Paper two,
Integrated Science, Religious and
Moral Education (RME) paper two and
social studies.
Source: GNA

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