A headteacher of a private school, Kekeli Preparatory school in Aflao, Innocent Agblevor has been arrested for registering foreign students to sit in this year's Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

The foreign students who number 62 were stopped from sitting in this year's BECE which is currently underway across the country.

The students, Nigerians and Togolese, were stopped after authorities within the Ketu South Municipality of the Volta Region found, a Ghanaian headteacher had allegedly registered them for the one-week exams.

Confirming the arrest, MCE for Ketu South, Elliot Edem Agbenorwu said the foreign pupils mainly from Nigeria and Togo, attended a Togo-based Faith Mission school from JHS1 to JHS 3.

But they were registered as Ghanaian pupils without any cumulative records detailing their academic history, the MCE for Ketu South said.

Elliot Edem Agbenorwu called their registration a “sabotage of government policy.”

A total of 517,332 candidates from 16,871 public and private basic schools nationwide will this morning begin the 2019 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

Made up of 263, 616 males and 253,716 females, representing an increase of 7,508 over the 2018 figure of 509,824, they will converge at 1,880 examination centres.

They will be supervised by a total of 21,726 supervisors, their assistants and invigilators, according to figures made available to the Ghanaian Times by the West African Examination Council (WAEC).

The week-long examination was initially slated for Monday, June 3 to Friday June 7 but the Ghana Education Service (GES) rescheduled the date to the present one.