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WAEC withholds 1,298 BECE results

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The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has withheld 1,298 subject results of some candidates who sat for this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). The affected candidates were cited for various malpractices during and after the examination. According to the Head of Public Affairs of WAEC, Agnes Tei Cudjoe, the number excludes candidates who were detected by the Item Differentia Profile (IDP) ...

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Reduce JHS subjects to 6 — Education directors

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The Conference of Directors of Education (CODE) has advocated the reduction of the number of subjects studied at the various levels of basic education. It suggested that while pupils in the kindergarten and lower primary should study only numeracy, literature and physical education, those in upper primary and students in junior high school (JHS) should be made to study six ...

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Provisional 2017 BECE results released, 1,298 cited for cheating

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The provisional results for the 2017 Basic Education Certificate Exam (BECE) have been released by the West African Examination Council (WAEC). 1,298 candidates will, however, have to wait longer for their results amidst suspicions of examination malpractices, according to a statement from WAEC. These candidates were found to have cheated in the objective test section of the examination by the ...

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NGO optimistic for ‘stranded’ Bunkpurugu BECE candidates

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Child Rights International (CRI) and the West African Examination Council (WAEC) are expected to meet, over the fate of the 200 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates from the Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo District of the Northern Region. This follows a directive by the Human Rights Division of an Accra High court to the two bodies to find an amicable solution to a ...

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Minority wants NAPO grilled over ‘stranded’ BECE candidates

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The Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, might soon face Parliament’s Education Committee following the refusal of the West African Examination Council (WAEC), to organize a special examination sitting for some 200 students at Bunkpurugu in the Northern Region who could not write two papers in the just ended exams. The over two hundred students were unable to write this ...

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Allow ‘stranded’ Bunkpurugu BECE candidates to rewrite now – Activist

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Pressure is mounting on the West African Examination Council (WAEC), following its refusal to allow some 200 candidates to rewrite two papers they could not write during the just ended Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) at Bunkpurugu in the Northern Region. An advocacy group, Child Rights International, which has written to WAEC to allow the candidates to write the papers ...

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32 candidates fail to write BECE in Kwahu West

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Thirty-two (32) out of the 2,290 candidates, who registered to write this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) at eight centers in the Kwahu West Municipality, failed to show up. The examination supervisors could not tell why they chose to absent themselves. A candidate at the Fodoa Centre, also missed one of the papers after he suddenly fell ill and ...

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Free SHS awaits you – Akufo-Addo assures BECE candidates

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has assured that candidates taking part in the ongoing Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), will enjoy government’s free Senior High School programme. The much hyped Free SHS policy by the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), is expected to kick start in the next academic year which begins in September 2017. “…From September this year, anybody ...

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Allow ‘stranded’ Bunkpurugu BECE candidates to resit soon – Activist

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A child’s rights activist, Bright Appiah, has called on the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and the Ghana Education Service (GES) to be flexible enough to allow the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates in Bunkpurugu, who were not able to sit for their first two papers, to do so at a more immediate time. The activist argued to Citi News ...

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Stranded Bunkpurugu BECE candidates can resit in Feb 2018 – WAEC

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The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has said it will not schedule new examination sittings for candidates of Bunkpurugu in the Northern Region, who could not take part in the first Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) papers. “They would have to use the February 2018 window for re-sitters because once it is gone, you can’t go back and salvage that one,” ...

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