The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, says it is ready for the nationwide commencement of this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination, BECE for School and Private Candidates, tomorrow.
About 600, thousand 714 candidates comprising 300,323 males and 18,993 females are expected to take part in the weeklong examination.
This, the Council says is an increase of 8.8% from last year’s figure.
With regard to Private BECE, the council said 1,743 candidates have registered, which is also an increase of 5.4% from last year.
Addressing a news conference, in Accra, Head of West Africa Examinations Council, John Kapi, said there are revised rules and regulations for dealing with cases of irregularity which will to be ushttps://www.waecgh.org/ed for the first time in this year’s examinations.
He urged invigilators, students and all stakeholders to comply with the rules to ensure a smooth conduct of the examination.
Mr. Kapi, cautioned parents who move their wards from private schools to write the examination in public schools to desist from such acts as this is against the regulation of GES and WAEC. He said the Council is currently investigating a number of such cases and will annul the registration of such candidates after the investigation.
He outlined a number of text security measures in place such as serialization of some question papers for some subjects and tracking of operators of rogue websites. He said any culprit arrested will be brought to justice.