Today can confirm that over two hundred (200) Junior High School (JHS) pupils from both the public and private schools in the Ga West Municipality of the Greater Accra wrote the just-ended Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) under an erected shed.
Out of 7,302 candidates who were spread into 16 examination centres by Ga West District Education Directorate, Today gathered that, about 1,600 were sent to one examination centre, which was the Amasaman Secondary Technical School (AMASTEC) to write the BECE.
Today investigations revealed that the 200 who wrote under an erected shed were pupils from three separate public and private schools within the Ga West municipality.
Today further established that, the candidates were left in the open under the shed in this raining season whiles their fellow colleagues wrote theirs in a confined examination hall.
Some teachers who spoke to Today on condition of anonymity expressed disgust about the attitude of the examination officers and the supervisors as well as the invigilators.
They did not understand why the problem should be there for all this where when something could have been done about it.
To this end, the teachers appealed to the director of education of Ghana Education Service (GES) to, as a matter of urgency set up more examination centres before the next BECE.
In an interview with Today, Ga West Director of Education, Mr. Akuffo welcomed the idea of more examination centres to be established.
He assured his outfit’s support to that course to help ease up the overcrowding of candidates in examination centres in the area.
– Today newspaper