The Minister in charge of Education, Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang, is warning parents to desist from contributing to examination leakages in the country especially at the basic education level through their incessant thirst in soliciting for such exams papers before they are written.
The negative practice, she indicated, end up hampering the formation process of such student beneficiaries as they fail to appreciate some positive tenets needed for their transition into adulthood aside making nonsense of the fees such parents paid on their wards’ education over the years.
Ultimate News’ Baah Acheamfuor reports that she believes the practice prevents such kids from appreciating virtues like honesty, hard work, fairness and determination even as they transit to the next stage of life.
According to her, the absence of such virtues in students will affect their development rendering them deviants and unproductive as they would always want to compromise than go by the rules.
Interacting with Journalists after her tour of some exams centres in the Central region, she urged parents not to make the future of their wards bleak through the inculcation of negative acts such as compromise and dishonesty in their wards but must rather train them to appreciate that hard work and honesty pay.
The Ministry of Education and the West African Exams Council(WAEC), she explained, have deepened security to prevent leakages this time round in the ongoing BECE.
The Minister admonished parents to support government in protecting the integrity of the exams so that the BECE certificate will not lose its value especially in the eyes of the international community while again helping to train the best of human resource to develop the country.