About one hundred and forty two Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates on Wednesday were prevented from writing their papers in two separate centers in the Ashanti Region.
The candidates who were stationed in Bekwai SDA and Dominase in the Region were not allowed to write French language and ICT papers.
50 candidates were from Agyamasu M/A Junior High School (JHS) whiles the remaining 92 candidates were from Asante Bekwai APS JHS.
They were restricted from writing the papers because their names were not captured in West African Examination Council (WAEC) list.
Ultimate News’ source revealed that the Headmasters of the schools refused to register the candidates names for French and ICT in the stipulated time.
‘The Headmaster was called to WAEC office to register the candidates’ names properly two months before the exams, but I can’t tell if he went or not,’ he stated.
A teacher (name withheld) told Ultimate News that, ‘when the students went to Dominase center, they were not allowed to write because their names were not in the list of students who were supposed to write French and ICT today, WAEC officials told them that their names were not among those who were writing the papers, in another center, which is Bekwai SDA, another batch of students were faced with this same problem, if you combine the two centers, you will get about 142 students who did not write the exams today’.
He indicated that the students were furious about the situation, saying they would have gone on rampage by vandalising school properties.
‘Some of them were insulting some of the teachers, elders of the community had to talk to them to exercise restraint, some of the parents came to the school to enquire why their wards could not write the exams, but the Headmaster told them that he had nothing to do with what happened, so they should deal with the WAEC officials,’ he said.
The disturbed candidates would have to write these papers next year.