BECE: Don’t cheat – GNAT urges candidates
The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has warned all candidates in this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) not to engage in examination malpractices since that can lead to the cancellation of their papers.
According to the General Secretary of GNAT, David Ofori Acheampong, the questions that have been set by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) are on topics they have been taught, hence there should be no cause for fear or panic.
On Monday, thousands of pupils will be sitting for the BECE across the country.
Speaking in an interview with Chief Jerry Forson, host of Ghana Yensom on Accra100.5FM, Mr Acheampong advised all parents and guardians not to encourage their children to engage in malpractices since that could lead to dire consequences for their future.
He said: “The teachers have done their part, they have taught the children the topics that are coming, and so the students should take their time and understand the questions before answering.
“I would also say that the teachers and parents should also not act in a way that will breach the rules governing the examination.”
He added: “To the head teachers, no candidate who is pregnant should be disallowed from writing the exams, since there is no law that bars such persons from taking the papers.”