350 Zabzugu Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates whose results were cancelled by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) for engaging in various examination malpractices have been given the greenlight by the Ghana Education Service (GES) to resit the examinations.

They will, however, resit the examinations in February 2018, this time as private candidates.

Minister for Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, briefing Parliament about the status of said candidates on the floor, Friday, said the affected candidates could only resit the exams if they have not been banned by WAEC.

“It is therefore advised that the affected candidates register and resit if they have not been banned, for the examinations as private candidates in February 2018 if WAEC so permits,” he noted.

He was responding to an urgent question that stood in the name of the MP for Zabzugu, Alhassan Umar on what government intends to do for the 350 pupils in Zabzugu whose Integrated Science Examination results were cancelled?

The candidates, kasapafmonline.com understands, were part of those who sat for the 2017 BECE in the Zabzugu Senior High School Center but whose results were cancelled for their involvement in mass cheating and collusion in that examinations.

Hon. Prempeh commenting further on the issue told the peoples representatives that candidates who were not part of the examinations malpractice have had their results released and are currently in school enjoying the Free SHS policy.

He however called on all to support in the fight against examinations malpractice, noting “cheating never profits anyone”.