Two persons are in the grips of the police in the Eastern Region for attempting to write the ongoing Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for others.
The two, Owusu James, 20, and Attah Kay, 19, were nabbed at the Tease Presbyterian examination centre while writing the General Science paper for Bright Nkrumah and George Opoku, who are both Junior High School (JHS) students of St. James Academy at Mame Krobo in the Donkokrom Tease District of the Eastern Region.
According to the Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh who confirmed the arrest to journalists, the suspects were caught by the Donkokrom GES WAEC officer and the assistant exams supervisor who later handed them over to police.
“Around 11:10 am today Mr. Ntumy Ernest who is the Ghana Education Service officer in charge of WAEC at Donkokrom together with one Mr. Addo who is the assistant exams supervisor arrested and brought to the police station two young men who are alleged to be writing the exams for some Junior high students”.
“According to them the two suspects Owusu James aged 20 years and Attah Kay 19 years old were spotted by the examiners at the Presbyterian examination centre at Tease Mame Krobo writing the General Science paper for Bright Nkrumah and George Opoku who are Junior high school students of St. James Academy at Mame Krobo.”
DSP Ebenezer Tetteh added: “Upon confrontation and interrogation the two admitted to not being students of the school and were later handed over to the police. The two will be arraigned and it is likely we will charge them for impersonation.”
DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, advised the general public and teachers who normally facilitate the criminal activities by impersonators to desist from aiding them.
“I will use this opportunity to advise both teachers and those in the habit of writing exams for people to desist from such criminal activities because when the law catches up on you, you will not be spared”.