The headteacher of Kekeli Preparatory School in Aflao has been arrested for registering 62 foreign pupils to write the 2019 Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) as Ghanaian pupils.
This year’s BECE began across the country today, Monday, 10 June 2019.
Over Five hundred thousand pupils from 16,871 schools are sitting.
Out of the 517,332 candidates, 263,616 are males and 153,716 are females.
The Municipal and District Chief Executive of Ketu South in the Volta Region, Elliot Agbenorwu, who caused the arrest of the headteacher, told the media that: “Earlier, we had picked intelligence and the intelligence officers were working on it. We were informed that 62 pupils who schooled in Lome, Togo have been registered by Mr Mawuli, who is the proprietor and the owner of Kekeli International School, a private school in Aflao.
“He registered them as Ghanaian pupils without any cumulative records in the school and then it came to light that, indeed, these pupils were registered without any cumulative records and they registered as Ghanaians not as foreign pupils.
“And, so, we’ve handed the proprietor over to the police for further investigation. Upon my personal interrogation with him in the presence of the municipal director, he’s confirmed that, indeed, he registered these 62 pupils who are from Togo Faith Mission School and all this is a sabotage to government policy.”