The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), with the support of security forces, has apprehended seven teachers, including one invigilator, at various test locations for their involvement in exam misconduct.
One of the teachers was an invigilator at the time of their arrest.
The teachers were allegedly found either solving problems on the ongoing exam or with phones and tablets in their possession, containing answers to questions on the ongoing exam, after they were captured on video distributing the materials to the students. Either way, the allegations suggest that the teachers cheated.
BECE 2023: 7 Teachers Arrested so far; check out their schools and names
Albert Adu-Gyan, a teacher at Oxford School Complex in Dunkwa-On-Offin, was apprehended while allegedly capturing images of the Religious and Moral Education questions he had answered in a classroom located on the premises of Dunkwa Senior High Technical School.
Flora Ashietey, a teacher at St. John Bosco Basic School, was allegedly found with a tablet that contained questions and answers from the exam at Trinity Lutheran School in Tema.
For the suspect, Kwarteng Asiedu Derick, who worked as an invigilator at the Ashanti Nkoranza D/A JSS, he was allegedly caught with images of Integrated Science Paper Two, which he had placed on a WhatsApp group called “Amabame Teachers Page” that had 21 users.
In the town of Obuasi, three tutors who were detained at one of the test venues at the Kwabenafori Exams Centre are currently being held at the Obuasi Central Police Station in connection with a video that was made public by the Educate Africa Institute (EAI) the previous Monday.