We want the Education Minister to explain the stranded BECE candidates situation- Minority

We want the Education Minister to explain the stranded BECE candidates situation- Minority

- 200 students in the Northern Region are left stranded as they could not write their English and RME papers

- WAEC has indicated that they can only rewrite them in February 2018

- The Minority spokesperson has said the Education Minister will be invited to answer for the lack of solutions to the situation

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The Minority Spokesperson on Education, Peter Nortsu-Kotoe has hinted at an inquisition between the Parliamentary Education Committee, and the Minister for Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku-Prempeh.

We want the Education Minister to explain the stranded BECE candidates situation- Minority

Dr. Matthew Opoku-Prempeh, Minister for Education

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Mr. Nortsu-Kotoe's statement follows the inability of some 200 BECE candidates in the Bunkpurugu district in the Northern Region to write their English and RME papers, due to a change of venue.

The incident, which is was no fault of the students have now left them stranded as they were unable to complete their basic school education, and now have their next educational steps in limbo.

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) have offered no other alternative than for the students to write their papers in February 2018.

However, speaking to Accra-based Citi FM, the Minority spokesperson stated that at the time of the mishap regarding the examination, there were no doubts that the students would be given the opportunity to rewrite their exams.

Mr. Nortsu-Kotoe stated it is the responsibility of the Education Ministry to prompt WAEC to prepare a new examination for these candidates.

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He said however, it seemed the Education Minister was not concerned about the unfortunate situation of these students.

Mr. Nortsu-Kotoe said the committee will therefore meet to discuss the issue, and then invite the Education minister to brief them on why a resolution to help the students write their exams to keep up with their colleagues has not been made.

Meanwhile, the Ghana National Associate of Teachers and the National Association of Graduate teachers have lambasted the Education Ministry and WAEC for failing to offer solutions to the stranded BECE candidates.

According to a Citi FM report, the two organizations have criticized the ministry for failing to ensure that WAEC organizes another exam for the candidates.

They demanded that the Ghana Education Service takeover the examination process, if WAEC fails to do so.

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