The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) security personnel, in collaboration with the National Security, have arrested 11 teachers and a headteacher for alleged malpractice in the 2021 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), which began yesterday across the country.
The 12 were picked up at two examination centers in the Ashanti Region’s Offinso Municipality and the Bono Region’s Senase R/C Basic School.
Some suspects in the Wassce paper leaks have been arrested.
In an interview, a WAEC source told the Daily Graphic that at the Offinso Methodist JHS examination centre, a teacher from the Offinso State ‘A’ Junior High School (JHS) was allegedly caught collecting money from candidates while distributing the Social Studies answer booklets.
When questioned, the teacher admitted to collecting the money but explained that the candidates decided to contribute the money to her for free.
WAEC officials, on the other hand, believed that the money was intended to influence the invigilator, allowing the candidates to engage in examination malpractice.
In the second case, also in the Offinso Municipality, nine teachers and a headteacher were arrested at the Dwamena Akenten M/A JHS examination center in the morning after being spotted desperately solving the objective part of the Social Studies paper.
According to the source, at the Senase R/C Basic School center, Ransford Osei, an invigilator, was apprehended for allegedly photographing the morning Social Studies paper and sending the photographs to a friend to solve for him.However, Osei escaped while being escorted by the police.