The West African Examination Council (WAEC) says there will not be any leakage of exam questions in the upcoming Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) which takes place in June.
Senior officer at the human language and test administration department of WAEC, Daniel Nii Dodu says the papers would not only be printed outside the country but also have a helicopter transport it to the various exam centers in the country.
“The papers have already been printed outside this country. The ays the questions fly in and you also fly it by aircraft, that is, helicopter or what have you, to the various regions for instance Tamale among others and from there the BNI and WAEC officers will distribute them,” he stated.
The new move by WAEC follows the leakage of over five papers in the 2015 BECE papers.
A total of 438,048 candidates from 14,267 public and private junior high schools (JHSs) will write this BECE across the country. The number represents an increase of 35,966 over last year’s figure of 392,082. The candidates, who are made up of 239,963 males and 221,050 females, will write the examination at 1,598 centres.