Freetown City Council monitors BECE


July 27, 2018

By Binta Njie Jatta

Pupils of the Annie Walsh Memorial School writing their exams

Freetown City Council (FCC) yesterday commenced a three-day monitoring of the ongoing Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) across the city of Freetown.

A mobile monitoring team comprising staff of the council led by a senior council administrative officer, Arthur Kwesi-John, visited the Annie Walsh Memorial School. The school, situated in the east of the city also hosted students from Amaraya Junior Secondary School, Bishop Johnson Memorial School, Yamakai and Henry Fergusson Junior Senior Secondary School, among others.

The FCC East end Monitoring Team focused on the general centre atmosphere specifically security presence, the time in which question papers were delivered to the examination centres, the number of candidates present and absent or reported sick, sitting arrangements for students and invigilators respectively.

Most of the candidates were girls and the turnout was good with not more than two irregular students and little or no challenges registered so far.

Apart from the FCC teams that moved from centre to centre to monitor the conduct of the exam across the city, Supervisors from the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Ministry of Education and security officers were stationed at the centres to ensure a free and fair examination. The monitoring exercise has been ongoing for all formal examinations in both Primary and Secondary Schools.