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2024 BECE: Two teachers in police custody for exam malpractice at Jachie Pramso

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Two additional teachers have been arrested in Jachie Pramso, Ashanti Region, over alleged examination malpractice, following the earlier arrest of three teachers and two residents in Bekwai on the first day of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

In an interview with Channel One News, Divine Walanyo Agbonyo, the Ashanti Regional Branch Controller of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), stated that some supervisors accused of colluding with private schools to assist students during the exams have been replaced.

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He warned teachers and parents to stay away from examination centers to prevent further malpractices, stressing that severe penalties await anyone caught cheating.

The Branch Controller also mentioned that some teachers and residents arrested in Bekwai on the first day were arraigned on Tuesday, July 9, 2024.

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“On Monday some people were arrested at Bekwai. On Tuesday we arrested some teachers too at Jachie Pramso. So far in Kumasi, these are the ones that have been brought to my notice. Before the exam started, we had a hint that some supervisors were arranging with private schools to take money so they could assist their students. We’ve had them removed.”

“Bekwai, three teachers were arrested, and those three teachers happened to be from a private school. Two guys, they were town folks at Jachie Pramso, two teachers. They have been arrested so far.”

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