About three days ago, The Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNCOP) raised concerns on the marking of scripts of Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates from private schools. It is claimed that private school candidates are being deliberately marked down in the BECE to give candidates from public schools an upper hand, in an earlier interview on the Citi Breakfast Show byPresident of GNACOP, Enoch Gyetuah.
However, reacting on the issues raised by GNCOP, Public Relations Officer of the exams management body, Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, insisted that these are grave accusations that must be backed with evidence.
She said; “These are wild allegations from GNACOPS. I think that, they should go back and do their homework well and try and rectify the problem rather than relying on the false accusations that private schools are marked down. He who alleges must prove. These are wild allegations. I think they should prove because you can’t make these wild allegations and the feed the minds of the public with it.”
She further explained that the marking is done in such a manner that officers are unable to differentiate between private and public schools.
Mme. Agnes Teye-Cudjoe revealed; “I am a bit surprised at the allegations. We don’t have the name of schools on the scripts to know whether it is from a private or public school. Even with the envelope for the scripts, we do not make provisions for the name of schools. We have over 10,000 examiners so how do we get all these examiners and tell them that, these are scripts from the private schools so they should mark it differently from the public schools.”
She urged the general public to disregard such allegations.
By: Michael Djan
French Tutor and Digital Marketing Blogger/Content Writer and GhanaWeb Professional Reporter/ frencheducationgh.com