General News of Sunday, 21 June 2015
Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has appealed to West African Examination Council to give the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates ample time to overcome the psychological trauma to prepare for the re-scheduled examination.
GNAT is advocating enough and better time than June 29 and June 30 given by the Council for preparation because the nation does not have enough counsellors in the school system to offer the necessary support systems that would bring the affected students back to normalcy.
A statement in Accra and signed by Mr V. V. K. Demanya, Acting General Secretary of GNAT, indicated that it is the conviction of the Association that the Bureau of National Investigations which has been assigned the duty to earthen the culprits would live up to expectation.
“GNAT hopes that all persons in the chain of the examination processes will avail themselves to the investigators for a thorough work to be done.
“All those found to have compromised their positions in this year’s BECE should bow down their heads in shame for causing unwarranted mess in the country.”
The statement noted that the perpetrators caused the problem because of their selfish ends and the law should deal with them appropriately.
It said the Association one of the reasons for this kind of behaviour might be the moral breakdown which has resulted in all manner of corrupt practices.
Members urged the Government to start looking at the educational system again to find lasting solutions to it.
“The number of papers written in BECE is too many and we need to take another look at this situation.”
The Association noted that it is the hope of members that the pupils and teachers would be strengthened as they go through the challenging times.