WAEC to place 'stranded' Bunkpurugu BECE candidates in Senior High Schools

WAEC to place 'stranded' Bunkpurugu BECE candidates in Senior High Schools

The 200 Basic Education Certificate Examination candidates in Bunkpurugu that were left stranded during this year’s examination process, will be placed in Senior High Schools under the Free SHS programme.

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This was announced by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and the Ghana Education Service (GES).

The students from the community in the Northern Region, were unable to write their English and RME papers after a last minute change of venue left them stranded.

WAEC places stranded BECE students
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There was widespread concern that they would have to retake the exam in 2018 during the next period but WAEC has disclosed that the students will benefit from government's free senior high school policy.

In a report by KasapaOnline.com, the Public Relations officer for WAEC, Agnes Teye Cudjoe stated: “With the about 200 candidates from the Bunkpurugu District who unable to take the English and RME papers, the Council has had some discussion with the Ghana Education Service and the GES is making arrangements to place these candidates in Senior High Schools using the subjects that they took for the examination so that they’re not left out of the Free Senior High School programme.”

She added the council will organize an examination for the affected students, while also investigating the cause of the issue.

Meanwhile, WAEC has released the first provisional result for the Basic Education Certificate Examination in 2017.

In a statement released by the examination board and cited by YEN.com.gh, WAEC stated that the results were hosted on its official website.

According to the release, some 1,298 candidates who sat for the examination in June have their results withheld on suspicion of cheating.

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