The Ghana Education Service (GES) has cautioned candidates writing the upcoming Basic Education Certificate Examinations to refrain from cheating in the exams.

In a press statement, the Service stated that they will ensure that the sanctity of the examination is maintained.

This comes after several cases of exams misconduct were recorded during the just ended West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

“We wish to remind all candidates, invigilators and supervisors to appreciate the fact that the basis of success in life is honesty and hard work and therefore urges all candidates and stakeholders to eschew all forms of examination malpractices during the period,” the statement said.

GES noted that the BECE will be conducted with absolute regard for all Covid-19 safety protocols.

The exams is scheduled to start on September 14 to 18.

The body iterated that all reported cases of malpractice will be swiftly investigated and decisively dealt with.

Meanwhile, they wished all candidates the best in their exams.