- BECE candidates have been warned against going after leaked exam papers
- Exams council, WAEC, says it has a system which tells if a candidate has cheated
- The number of students sitting the exams is half a million
One of the crucial entrance exams that every Ghanaian child will take is the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). In fact, this is the exams that give you the chance to graduate to the senior high school level.
But the BECE exams has always been fraught with cases of exam malpractice especially when many students are always tempted with the urge to secure for themselves copies of leaked exam questions, popularly known as 'apor'.
Checks by YEN.com.gh show that so many students are now chasing after websites that publish these papers. The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has warned against this acts especially when half a million of students across the country (509,824) will be sitting for their BECE today, June 4th.
According to WAEC, “candidates are cautioned against engaging in any examination malpractice of any form, especially collusion, which is prevalent at the BECE".
All forms of cheating, according to the exams council, can be detected by the Item Differentia Profile (IDP) in their objective tests, or in their script during marking.
The total amount of students writing the BECE is 509,824. This is a sharp increase over what we had in 2017 which involved 468,060 students.
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