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Northern Regional WAEC Controller Calls for Improvement in Education


The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Controller in the Northern Region, Alex B. Bosompem has urged all actors in education to encourage students especially the 2015 BECE candidates. Mr. Bosompem bemoaned the falling standards of education in the North and charged parents not to always put the blame on the students.

He said as adults we all were once children and we were not allowed by our parents to do the wrong thing. Therefore, as parents, we should all correct the behaviors of our children that account for the falling standards of education. He, however, admitted that times are difficult and it is not a justification for improper child upbringing. Mr. Bosompem again tasked all stakeholders to sensitize, strengthen and encourage the candidates of the 2015 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) to conduct themselves well in the examination.

The WAEC controller in the Northern Region was speaking on Sunday during an interactive discussion program “Students and Career Choices” on Zaa Radio with Fuseini Dawuda Neindow on the final preparation for the 2015 BECE which started today across Ghana. The candidates have started English Language paper followed by Religious and Moral Education (RME). The five-day final exam will end on Friday, June 19 with ICT.

Mr. Bosompem disclosed that 36 thousand 7 hundred and 30 candidates from 6 hundred and 54 Junior High Schools in 1 hundred and 29 schools are sitting the 2015 BECE in the Northern Region. He also said the WAEC was adequately prepared and ready for the exam.

One of the panelists, a teacher of Tibung D/A JHS, Ibrahim Inusah also advised the candidates to do away with exam malpractices such as the so-called “help” amongst them in the hall. Mr Inusah highlighted the need to read the instructions and guidelines before tackling the questions, especially the demands of both the objective sheet and the answer booklet.



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