The youth wing of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has urged the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to ensure that this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) are conducted without leakages.
The party’s youth wing says the cases of leakages that characterized past exams put “perennial pain, inconvenience and pshychological trauma” not only on the candidates but also on parents and it is the responsibility of WAEC to prevent that.
“We wish to call on the West African Examination Council (W.A.E.C) to take all the necessary steps to ensure that the integrity and sanctity of this year’s examination is preserved to the fullest,” the NPP’s youth said in a statement released prior to the start of the 2016 exams.
The exams began on Monday, June 13 with English Language and Religious and Moral Education and scheduled to end on Friday, June 17.
“Having persevered to come this far amidst all the daunting challenges the current Ghanaian student is faced with at each level of our educational system, it is the prayer of the entire Youth Wing, that the Almighty will be your guide and also grant you retentive memory to successfully scale over this all important exercise meant to prepare and usher you into the realms of higher academic pursuits.”
Signed by the National Youth Organiser Sammi Awuku, the statement also advised candidates to “make a conscious effort to abide by all the rules and regulations associated with the conduct of this year’s examination”.