Ghana's Educational System Improves As Drones Transport BECE Papers To Students (Video)

Ghana's Educational System Improves As Drones Transport BECE Papers To Students (Video)

  • A video of BECE papers being transported by drones has surfaced on social media, warming many hearts
  • The initiative was part of mechanisms adopted to avoid delays in sending exam papers to hard-to-reach areas
  • Netizens who saw the post were delighted and took to the comment section to express their views

Ghana's educational system is gradually improving as innovative measures have been adopted to revitalise the sector.

A video shared on TV3's X (formerly Twitter) page showed a drone transporting exam papers to some schools in the Ashanti Region.

Ghana's educational system improves as drones transport BECE papers to schools (Video)
Drone transports exam materials to schools Image source: Ghana Education Service
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In previous years, schools in some depraved communities experienced delays in commencing their BECE exams due to failure to transport exam papers in time, resulting from challenges such as poor road networks, poor weather conditions, etc.

One of the communities that suffered in this regard was Sekyere Affram Plains in the Ashanti Region.

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Following the previous incidents, the government, led by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, sought ways to curtail the challenge and introduced the use of drones.

The initiative was piloted in the Sekyere Affram Plains last year and used again this year.

Watch the video below:

Netizens react to video of drone transporting papers to school

Netizens who saw the video were impressed by the initiative as they took to the comment to express their views. Others also called out the government for not fixing the poor roads and adopting another strategy.

@ywglobal wrote:

"Far to reach as in the roads are bad? Who is in govt? Why are people applauding instead of asking them to fix the road?"

@iamfelixg wrote:

"So will the drones deliver the WAEC examiners this way?"

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@AbdulRahimLee3 wrote:

"Thanks to Dr Bawumia for the Zipline Drone Delivery System."

@MawuDomi wrote:

"Some people will still see this propaganda."

@niiwillyjr wrote:

"Is the EC watching this? I want to hear from the electoral commission about the possibilities or otherwise."

BECE: Ghanaian students go shoe-less as GES bans shoes, belts at exams halls: "Zero ideas & strategies"

In an earlier publication, reported that a video of some Ghanaian students in the North Tongu district walking into the examination hall without shoes has surfaced on social media.

Following a GES directive, students wrote their exams without belts and full shoes; rather, most of them were seen wearing sandals and slippers to write the exam.

The video has sparked reactions online as most Ghanaians called out the GES for issuing such a directive.


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Jessie Ola-Morris (Human-Interest Editor) Jessie Ola-Morris is a Human Interest editor at She has over three years of experience in journalism. She graduated from the Ghana Institute of Journalism in 2022 with a Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies. Her journalism career started with, a subsidiary of The Multimedia Group Limited, where she worked as a writer. Also, Jessie previously served as a reporter with The Independent Ghana as a multimedia journalist. Email: