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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Training College Exams Cancelled


Alex Tetteh-Enyo, Education MinisterTHE University of Cape Coast division in-charge of Teacher Training Colleges examination has on the advice of the Exams Board cancelled one of the nine subjects second-year teacher training students took for their first semester exams, DAILY GUIDE has learnt.

The subject, Mathematical Methods, according to sources, was cancelled due to a nationwide leakage of the exam questions.

The subject which was first taken in all the 38 teacher training colleges in the country on February 3 this year, will be re-taken on May 13.

According to an insider who disclosed this to DAILY GUIDE, the exam was badly leaked that students, instead of answering three out of five questions for the Section ‘B’, ended up answering all the questions.

The source said apart from the students answering more questions than was expected of them, their work in terms of presentation was similar across board, a development which sounded an alarm bell.

Snippets of information available to DAILY GUIDE revealed that the leakage of the exam paper emanated from a school (name withheld) in the Brong Ahafo region.

It was however unclear as to how the school managed to get the questions for that particular subject from the University of Cape Coast where the questions are formulated and marked.

This paper’s investigations disclosed that the cancelled subject is one of the subjects that the students are afraid of and that many students across the nation fail it anytime they write it.

Anxiety is said to have crippled the second-year teacher training students when information got to them that the subject had been cancelled and that they would re-write it at a later date.

Meanwhile, reports reaching DAILY GUIDE indicate that most of the Principals of the training colleges, for fear of rising tension among the students, are refusing to confirm the cancellation, though the information is common knowledge.

From Morgan Owusu, Kumasi

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