Students who will be taking this year’s Basic Education Certificate test (BECE) in the Sekyere Afram Plains in the Ashanti Region will have their test papers delivered to them by drones. The region’s education officials made this choice.
As a result of the Sene River exceeding its banks, the West African Examination Council (WAEC) was unable to deliver study materials to students in the region. This has led to the current situation.
According to Prince Owusu Ansah, who serves as the Director of Education for the Sekyere Afram Plains District, drone services will be utilised for the duration of the examination period.
Zipline to deliver drones to BECE candidates in Sekyere Afram Plains
“We will be writing the exams all throughout the week, and drones will drop the questions for the candidates to write as they fly overhead,” she said. Additionally, we are going to ensure their safety in the Anyinam police station by keeping the doors locked at all times.
“At the end of the examination on Friday, we are praying that the road will be better, the water will have subsided, and we will be able to carry all of the scripts by road to the depot in Mampong,” Mr. Ansah added. “We have been praying for this.”
Over 600,000 students from across the country are participating in the Basic Education Certificate Examination, which takes place over the course of a week.
They come from 18,993 schools around the country and consist of 300,323 males and 300,391 females.
The kids who are applying to take the Basic Education Certificate Exam this year represent the final group of pupils to do so. The exam has been around for more than three decades.