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Bright Simons Bemoans Gov’t Seeming Displaced Priority Over WAEC Debt

Ghanaian political commentator, Bright Simons has bemoaned the government’s displaced priority following its debt to the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC).

Ahead of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) this week, the Minority in Parliament raised concerns about arrears owed to the Council since 2021.

In July, the ranking member on the Education Committee of Parliament, Peter Nortsu-Korto disclosed the government owed WAEC over GHC40 million and expressed fears that that could propel a postponement of the BECE.

Reports citing WAEC say only 15% of the debt have been settled by the government so far.

Meanwhile, reports indicate that drone services are being employed in the delivery of examination papers and other materials in some parts of the country.

This, Bright Simons finds to be a displaced priority on the part of the government.

“In my beloved Ghana, a cash crunch has made it difficult for the govt to pay the debt owed to the central exams body for organising testing for graduating students.

“Oh, but there is money to pay for drones to carry the exam materials. Because: “digital innovation,” he said in a tweet.


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