Cancellation of leaked BECE papers “distressing” – CJ

The Chief Justice Georgina Wood has described the cancellation of five Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) papers as “distressing news”.

Speaking at a mentoring session with students, the chief judge of Ghana admonished the children against cheating before and during examinations.

According to the Chief Justice, the future looks bleak for Ghana if the future generation got themselves embroiled in crimes such as examination malpractice.

“You are the future leaders of this country, please make use of the best opportunities that have been offered to you,” she said at the 18th annual Chief Justices Mentoring Session in Accra.

“It’s very distressing news that students will go and either through parents or through peer pressure, look for questions so that they can cheat. If you do that, you are hurting yourself. We are looking for selfless leaders and that starts, I believe also, from when you are writing exams. So you say, no to your friend who tells you we can make it through the easy way out.”

Three students and seven others are currently in police custody over the leaked papers. The students were arrested for possessing some of the leaked papers while the seven others were rounded up in Kumasi in the Ashanti region for allegedly aiding in the fraud.

The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has cancelled five papers of the ongoing BECE throughout Ghana. They are the part 2 of English Language; Religious and Moral Education; Integrated Science; Mathematics, and Social Studies.

The leaked papers have been scheduled to be re-taken on June 29 and 30, 2015, according to a statement by the WAEC.

Source: Ghana/starrfmonline.com

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