BECE Candidates Forced To Write Papers Barefooted Over Fears Of Examination Malpractice

Students in the Bawku West District and some parts of the Upper West Region are being forced to write their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) barefoot over fears of them engaging in examination malpractices.

Students are being forced to remove their shoes and socks before entering the examination halls as according to the authorities, curb the occurrence of students carrying foreign materials into the examination centres.

Director of Education for the Bawku West District, Timothy Nasal tried justifying the reason behind unnecessary practice, “Some of the checks is to ensure that candidates do not carry foreign materials with them in an attempt to cheat in the exams, so the invigilators tried to search their boots and socks”

“Some are fond of hiding foreign materials in the socks when that is not properly checked they use them in the exam halls in order to cheat that is why,” the Education Director explained

In other news related to the BECE 2021, the District Chief Executive for Bawku West, Mr. Issahaka Tahiru has admonished candidates in his district not to engage in any form of examination malpractice.

“Please be disciplined and do not break any rule. Whatever your supervisors you go by it and at the end of the day I know it is going to be rewarding,” he said.

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