About 461, 013 candidates from 14,267 public and private Junior High Schools in the country will today [Monday] take part in the Basic Education Certificate Examination.
The week-long exams is expected to end on Friday, June 17, 2016. In 2015 about five papers were cancelled because of widespread leaks.
However, the West African Examination Council (WAEC) has assured tight security in the exams.
It has promised to fly the BECE questions papers to the various regions while personnel from the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) distribute them.
Addressing a press conference in Accra today [Wednesday], the Director General of the GES, Jacob Kor, said the move forms part of its measures to avert examination leaks.
He indicated that arrangements have been “concluded with the Ghana Police Service and the Bureau of National Investigations to help provide effective security and quality control monitoring mechanisms throughout the period of the examinations.”
“Right from the time the question papers are carried from the depot, there is going to be BNI personnel accompanying the questions,” Mr. Kor added.
WAEC has also banned teachers from using mobile phones or electronic gadgets at the examination centres.