5 Arrested for Alleged BECE Misconduct

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has confirmed the arrest of five individuals in the Ashanti and Bono Regions for allegedly misconducting themselves on the first day of the 2024 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

They include three teachers in Anwiankwanta in the Ashanti Region and two invigilators in Jinijini in the Bono Region.

According to WAEC, they were found with phones that had materials containing answers to the questions being asked in the examination hall on July 8, 2024.

“The invigilators who were not supposed to have phones on them in the examination hall had phones on them and so the phones were taken away from them and upon a search they realized that they had taken screenshots of the paper that was ongoing and they had posted on WhatsApp platforms they had set up. These phones were taken from them and immediately they were handcuffed and handed over to the police in the area.

“The other case had to do with Anwiankwanta within the Bekwai Municipality where three invigilators were found with materials with answers to the questions that were being written by the candidates today. They also were picked up by the NIB and handed over to the police,” the Head of Public Relations at the Council, John Kapi confirmed on News 360 monitored by

He noted that all the phones were seized and handed over to the police as exhibits in the ensuing case.

The BECE will end on Monday, July 15, 2024.

During a press conference last week the Council warned candidates, invigilators and supervisors alike to avoid taking phones to the exam hall.

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