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WAEC ready for 2017 BECE

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has assured of readiness to conduct this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

The Examinations for final year junior high school (JHS) students will begin on Monday, June 5 and end on Friday, June 9. A total of 468, 053 candidates are sitting this year’s examinations across 1,702 examination centers.

Speaking on 3FM’s Midday News on Friday, Mrs Agnes Teye Cudjoe, who is the Director of Public Affairs of the Council, said:

“We have put in place all the security measures [ahead of the exams]”.

She said invigilators and supervisors have been briefed on the rules and regulations of the examinations while exams papers have been sent to the various districts for onward transfer to the centers on Monday.

Two years ago some papers were cancelled as a result of mass leakage of the questions. But Mrs Cudjoe assures that this year’s will be leakage-proof.

“Last year, we conducted [the examinations] and didn’t have any issues with it,” she cited. The exams will begin with English Language on Monday.

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