Helicopter Carrying BECE Questions En-route to Tamale Hijacked
A few days ago, WAEC announced that to prevent leakages of this year’s BECE examination in Ghana, it will fly the examination questions via helicopter—this follows many cancellation of papers the previous years due to uncontrollable leakages.
Though this announcement was welcomed by various stakeholders as all efforts in the past to prevent examination question leakages in Ghana have been ineffective, a report by Ghana News Agency states that, a helicopter carrying BECE questions from Accra to Tamale for on-ward distribution has been hijacked by a group that calls itself BECE Talibans.
The report adds that; “the helicopter has safely been forced to land in Sunyani, where the two on board pilots and the bags of examination papers are being held hostage, while the hijackers are said to be currently take shots of the questions with their phones and sending them via the encrypted free messaging system-Whatsapp to their unknown associates”
As it stands, WAEC is expected to cancel several subjects due to the hijack and the expected leakages to follow—but considering the cost of the printing and transportation, the examination council will probably call it foreknowledge even if the questions come out instead of leakages as they’ve successfully done in the past to save themselves cancellation and its associated cost.