Leakage of BECE papers: WAEC sacks two officials

Leakage of BECE papers: WAEC sacks two officials

- Officials of West African Examinations Council (WAEC), has dismissed two officials responsible for the leakage of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

- The officials are reported to have violated security rules.

Leakage of BECE papers: WAEC sacks two officials

WAEC boss Rev. Samuel Nii Nmai Ollennu

Upon intense investigation into the leakage of the 2015 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has caught and dismissed two of its employees reported to have breached security results.

Head of National Office of WAEC, Very Rev. Samuel Nii Nmai Ollennu, has revealed that move by the Council was solely based on a management decision even as the Bureau of National Instigation (BNI) had earlier engaged all employees into thorough questions.

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“Alongside the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) investigations, WAEC also set up its own investigative committee to look into the matter and identify places where security was breached and the culprits involved. Out of this three, two of them have been dismissed for breach of the security regulations and one has been demoted," he said.

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The leaked papers were subsequently re-taken on June 29 and 30, 2015. A total of 438,030 candidates, made up of 229,724 males and 208,306 females, took part in the examination.

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