ALA! Drones set to deliver BECE exam papers to candidates in far villages

By Riddy10 2 Min Read

Education authorities in the Sekyere Afram Plains District have taken a high-tech approach to ensure that students can write their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) despite flooding challenges.

The decision comes after the West African Examination Council (WAEC) faced difficulties delivering examination materials due to the overflow of the Sene River, disrupting the usual distribution process.

To tackle this issue, the Director of Education in the district, Prince Owusu Ansah, announced a pioneering solution: the utilization of drones for the delivery of examination papers throughout the BECE period.

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This innovative approach aims to ensure that students in the affected area can receive their examination papers and complete their tests without further delays.

Mr. Ansah outlined the logistics of the plan, stating, “Throughout the week, we will be writing the exams, and the drones will be dropping the questions for the candidates to write. And we are going to keep them at the Anyinam police station under tight security.

At the end of the examination on Friday, we are praying that the road will be better, the water would have subsided, and we will carry all the scripts by road to the depot at Mampong.”

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The BECE is a significant examination that over 600,000 students across the country are participating in. Among them are 300,323 males and 300,391 females from 18,993 schools nationwide.

This year’s batch of candidates marks the final group to undergo the BECE, which has been a cornerstone of the education system for over three decades.

This move to employ drones for examination paper delivery highlights the creative solutions that education authorities are adopting to address challenges and ensure that students have the opportunity to showcase their knowledge without disruption.

As the drones take to the skies to deliver the exam papers, students and educators alike hope for smooth proceedings and a successful conclusion to this crucial examination week.

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