Avoid Exam Malpractices – GES Urges BECE Candidates

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The Ghana Education Service (GES) has urged the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates to eschew all forms of malpractices and adhere to the rules to ensure an incident free examination.

The 2020 BECE will start from Monday, September 14, to Friday September 18, 2020 at all the designated examination centres throughout the country.

The GES, in collaboration with the West African Examination Council (WAEC), assured the public of the sanctity of examination adding that any case of reported malpractices would be swiftly investigated and dealt with decisively.

A statement signed by Mrs Cassandra Twum Ampofoh, Head of Public Relations, GES, and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra, said the Service had worked closely with the WAEC to ensure the smooth conduct of the examination and the strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocols.

“Unauthorised persons are to stay away from the examination centres. We encourage the security agencies to help deal decisively with any attempt to undermine the integrity of the exercise and jeopardise the future of the candidates,” it said.

The statement extended the Service’s best wishes to all candidates, whiles acknowledging their hard work and fortitude.

“Management of GES also expresses its profound gratitude to all teachers, heads of basic schools, directors of education, parents and all stakeholders for the crucial roles they have played so far at preparing the candidates for the examination,” it said.

Source: GNA

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