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BECE: Court Adjourns Withheld Results Case


An Accra Human Rights Court presided by Justice Anthony Yeboah, has ordered the defence counsel for the West African Examination Council (WAEC) to file an affidavit or a witness statement in support of an application he filed at the court registry.

According to the judge, this will enable him and the court appreciate the issues for final determination of the case involving the withholding of 2017 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) results of close to 40 students from different schools.

WAEC withheld the results on grounds of examination malpractices.

But unhappy parents of the affected students dragged the examination conducting body to court.

At the hearing on Friday, 19 January, counsel for WAEC, Reverend Victor Brew, prayed the court to allow his witness to testify in court through a demonstration of a software to argue his case.

According to him, the software demonstration holds the explanation to how WAEC was able to determine that the students had engaged in exam malpractices.

But the court declined his request with the view that proceedings cannot be turned into a lecture or seminar room.

According to Justice Anthony Yeboah, the court has gone past the age where witnesses come to illustrate their testimonies through the use of digital objects adding that those illustrations could be filed on paper.

His Lordship also mentioned that an opportunity shall be given to the counsel for the plaintiff, Dr Joe Attipoe, to react to the application.

The case has since been adjourned to February 6, 2018.

Source: ClassFMonline

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