A Judge, His Lordship Mr. Jonathan Avogo sentenced a Teacher Trainee aged twenty (20) to 1 year two months (14 months) in prison for impersonation.
His sentence by the Wa circuit Court was in accordance with the West African Examination Council’s Act, Act 719 (2016).
The jailed Teacher Trainee is a freshman (Level 100) student of Nasrat Jahan Ahmadiyya College of Education. He was sentenced for impersonating a private registered BECE candidate at the ended Basic Education Certificate Examinations.
The Upper West Regional Controller of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) briefed Ghana News Agency in the capital, Wa about the news surrounding the jailed Teacher Trainee.
Speaking to the media, Mr. Donald Tuor said the trainee, Uthman Anuwar Sadat pretended to be a registered BECE candidate by the name of Daud Hamdan Kunateh who registered as a private candidate during the Examinations.
Delving deep into the happening, Mr. Donald Tuor disclosed further that Uthman Anwar Sadat usually swerves the inspection conducted on candidates before the exams begins.
Uthman Anwar Sadat was fond of reporting late to the exam Hall for Inspection of admission notices until the usual checks were done successfully.
Due to Uthman’s usual practice of late reporting to the hall, it called for (suspicion) an alert to check and confirm his identity.
DAY OF SUSPICION
On the 20th day of October 2022, the day slated for the Ghanaian Language paper, Dagaare, Uthman Anwar Sadat reported late to the exams hall, the invigilators suspect his action and called for thorough search to be carred out on him. During their search and confirmation of some documents(invoice, and admission notice), it was revealed through his response that he, Uthman Anwar Sadat was writing the Basic Education Certificate Education (BECE) for one private registered candidate, Daud Hamdan Kunateh.