DCE apologises for reference to Akufo-Addo in pupils mock exams
Date published: Saturday, 26th March 2016
District Chief Executive for Pusiga in the Upper East region, Alhassan Bugbilla
The District Chief Executive for Pusiga in the Upper East region has apologized for a BECE mock exam question referring to NPP Flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo as “All- die –be- die”.
Speaking on Joy News Friday, Alhassan Bugbilla said he has pleaded with the leadership of the NPP in the area to “talk to whoever matters and let them know that it wasn’t a deliberate attempt to disrespect the NPP Flagbearer.”
His apology comes after pictures of an English question paper in which NPP Flagbearer Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was referred to as “All-die-be-die”, emerged.
The contentious statement was contained in question 18 of the section B part of the paper.
“Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, popularly known as ‘all-die-be-die’, canvassed for votes.”
Pictures of the question have been going around on social media since it emerged and many have criticized the Pusiga District Assembly for the question.
The DCE says the District Education Directors were unable to go through the questions set by a private examination body due to time constraint.
According to him, the mock was to prepare candidates for the Basic Education Certificate Examinations.
“It is unfortunate that the development has come to this level, because I thought we were doing this for the development of the candidates in the district,” he stated.
Although he did not mention the name of the company responsible for the mishap, Alhassan Bugbilla said a private examinations body was contracted to set the examination questions.
Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Education Service, Rev. Jonathan Betty said the matter will be investigated.