As the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) prepares towards the conduct of the 30th edition of BECE on September 14, we have put together some comprehensive tips for passing the examination without cheating.
An Educationist says candidates contributes 60 per cent in their success and the same in their failure during an examination, according to him what you do determines the outcome of your result, whether good or bad.
The tips we are about to tell you is not something new but ask yourself how many candidates do apply the examination rules when writing an exam, They are few candidates who do that.
A research conducted after 2019 WASSCE for school candidates revealed that about 55% of candidates refused to go by the basic examination rules which consequently led to their bad results.
According to the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) the conduct of this year’s examination will be different as compared to the previous years amid the outbreak of the locally transmitted coronavirus in the country.
But, the Education Service and Ministry in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has put adequate measures in place to safeguard all the prospective candidates from contracting the novel virus.
WAEC over the past years have cautioned candidates to desist from examination malpractices as it could lead to the cancellation of a subject result, the Head of Public Affairs at WAEC, Agnes Teye-Cudjoe has insisted that the Council will not hesitate to cancel the entire or some subject papers should they suspect examination malpractices despite we are not in normal times.
It will be sad for Georgeweb.org to report that the management of the West African Examinations Council has annulled all or some subject papers of this year’s candidates who with all their strength sat for the exam. We do not want to report that.
WAEC tips for passing 2020 BECE without ‘apor’
1. Before doing anything else, please kindly write your name in full and index number in ink (pen) in the spaces provided on your question paper and answer booklet as well.
Most candidates fail examination because they do not write their name and index number on particularly the answer booklet, is a common but expensive mistake, avoid practising that this year.
2. Use 2B pencil only to shade your answer sheet for the objective tests. This simple instruction is clear and simple.
3. Read through all questions carefully and make sure you better understand the demands of each question before selecting the ones you wish to answer.
Georgeweb.org has discovered that about 60% of candidates do not read and better understand before answering examination questions, even though it saves you time but cost you marks.
4. In determining the requirements of a question take note of keywords such as When, State, Describe, Calculate, Compare, Contrast, Define, Discuss, Identify, illustrate and Summarise.