The Police in the Northern region have arrested a man for duping some 151 BECE candidates.
The students in an interview with Starr News say they were all registered by the man for this year’s BECE only to find out that their index numbers were fake after they turned up at the examination center Monday morning.
The man according to reports, runs a private school called Prince of Peace International School.
He allegedly told the students to go to the Northern School of Business (NOBISCO) but they were turned away after it emerged that their index numbers were fake.
“He came to our school to register us not knowing the Index numbers were fake and he went to a different school to give them the correct numbers,” an aggrieved student told Starr News.
She continued “I don’t need my money…I just want to the exams, I don’t want to go home and tell my parents…if I tell my parents how will they feel.”
Another student told Starr News that the situation has left them frustrated adding that they face an uncertain future to their failure to take part in the exams that had taken them years to prepare.
Over 500,000 candidates from public and private basic schools across the country are expected to sit for the examination which ends on Friday.
The West African Examination Council (WAEC), coordinators of the exam, is using 546 centres across the country for the examination.