[ 2012-04-20 ]
Six arrested for examination malpractices
Six people, including three teachers, two
invigilators and a student have been arrested for
allegedly attempting to compromise the integrity
of the on-going Basic Education Certificate
They are being held by the police to assist in
Mr William Amexo, the Regional Coordinator of the
West African Examination Council (WAEC), told the
Ghana News Agency (GNA) that the suspects were
picked at different examination centres in Kumasi
and the Bosomtwe District.
He gave the names of the teachers as Jonas Barnie,
Charles Osei and Andrews Wiredu. Elijah Opoku and
Daniel Asumadu are the invigilators, whilst
17-year old Dawud Mohammed, is a student of the
Islamic Call Basic School.
Mr Amexo said they were caught as they tried to
smuggle foreign materials including cellular
phones and papers containing answers to some of
the examination questions to candidates.
He insisted that there had not been any leakage of
the papers in the region and that what occurred
was that some of the invigilators collaborated
with the teachers hanging around the centres to
solve the questions and attempted to pass on the
answers to their students.
Mr Amexo said they had put in place adequate
security measures to prevent cheating and
offenders would be appropriately sanctioned to
serve as a deterrent to others.
Source - GNA
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