BECE invigilators in VR threaten boycott

By | July 17, 2015

They said the value
of the allowance, owed them by the Ghana Education Service, was depreciating
and they could not wait forever.

The invigilators
expressed the sentiment when Mr Francis Ganyaglo, the Deputy Volta Regional
Minister, with some officials from the Regional Education Directorate, visited
some examination centres in the region.

The invigilators
said though the West African Examination Council (WAEC) paid their travel and
transport fees, the GES, which was to pay the invigilating allowance was yet to
do so.

The supervisors at
the centres confirmed the threat of boycott but said they were encouraging the
invigilators to consider the future of the pupils.

Madam Olivia Enyonam
Kwawukume, a Supervisor at Dzodze Centre “B”, said the Centre suffered in
recruiting invigilators because of the delay in paying invigilation fees,
explaining that, many were not prepared to do the work anymore.

Meanwhile, three
pregnant candidates defied all odds and joined their mates at the Awudome
Senior High Centre to write the examination.

They said
irrespective of taunts from some of their colleagues, they were determined to
write the examination and further their education after child birth.

Mr Ganyaglo urged
the candidates to remain focused and pass with flying colours.

He asked parents and
teachers to encourage the candidates and said the Region believed in them and
was hopeful this year’s results would be good.

About 31,267
candidates, made up of 13,916 females and 17,351 males are taking part in the
examination in the 26 districts of the Region.