The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has warned of dire consequences for invigilators, supervisors and candidates who will be caught in any form of examination malpractice as the Basic Education Certificate Examination commences today.
The Public Relations Officer of WAEC, Agnes Teye Cudjoe, in an interview with Starr News advised candidates to avoid anything that could lead to the cancellation of their papers.
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.
In a goodwill message to the candidates, First Lady Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo advised the students not to cheat and also encouraged parents and guardians not to distract the children, as they sit for the exams.
“We all know the importance of this, as it is the only means of qualifying to gain admission to secondary school. I encourage parents and guardians to eliminate distractions for our children, as they get ready to sit the exams
“To our precious children, please stay calm and believe in yourself and most importantly do not engage in any malpractice. I wish you the very best and humbly ask God to guide you through the week as you prepare. Do finish your exams successfully with the best results. May God continue to bless you all,” she posted on Facebook on Friday, 1 June 2018.
The examination ends on Friday, 8 June 2018.