There will be no alleged leaked 2020 BECE questions this year, WAEC security is watertight and we do not compromise on security, the Head of National Examinations Department, WAEC, Mr Ben K Owusu has said.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) over the decade has suffered issues of questions leakage, a situation the Council always deny and attribute it to activities of some individuals and rogue websites.
According to the non-profit-making organization, some unscrupulous persons intentionally spread fake questions on social media and tag it as a leaked question paper, an act the Council believe is to undermine the integrity of WAEC and the conduct of that particular examination.
The Head of National Examinations Department, WAEC, Mr Ben K Owusu, speaking in an interview monitored by Georgeweb.org said WAEC has this year put in place adequate measures to avoid cases of questions leakages.
According to the WAEC official, the Council’s security for the conduct of the 30th edition of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) is watertight and that WAEC will not compromise on the security.
“WAEC security is watertight and we do not compromise on security, we are putting the same security measures during the conduct of the WASSCE for School Candidates for this years BECE for School Candidates”
“I just want to assure everybody that there will be no leakage of questions, but the public should also cooperate with WAEC, WAEC will for no reason intentionally leak question papers because it will affect the very existence of the entity WAEC”
“So why should we leak question papers to tarnish our image, so we have measures in place and I am assuring everybody that we will never compromise on our security”, the WAEC Head of Examinations said.
The WAEC staff disclosed that about 531,705 prospective candidates from 17,440 private and public schools will be sitting for the 2020 BECE at 2,07 examination centres nationwide from September 14 to September 18, 2020.