Online past questions for BECE, WASSCE launched
Questions Bank Ghana Website, an online education promotion organisation, has launched the West African Examination Council (WAEC) Questions Bank Interactive online portal for candidates of both the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
The questions bank is an online education resource platform for students in the junior and senior high schools, particularly BECE and WASSCE students preparing to sit for their final year examination.
Addressing the media at the launch, the Director of Questions Bank Ghana Website, Dinah Oppong, noted that the website also allowed students to take a test within a time frame, and receive scores immediately after answering the questions to the test while the marking scheme of the answers are provided afterward.
This, she explained, would provide the students the opportunity to try their hands on past questions from 2015 to 2022, build their confidence and be abreast of the requirement of the examination in the comfort of their homes or schools.
She explained that the website provided services that allowed parents, schools, teachers and students to enjoy web database resources that ensured real life feed and interaction between the users and the website.
“The website allows users to have access to BECE and WASSCE past questions online. It also allows users to have access to examiners reviews and remarks of what expectations are required from candidates when sitting for their final examination”, Ms Oppong added.
She said the websites had blogs, pictures and text resources that allowed candidates and students to have access to learning materials to help them adequately prepare for their final year examination.
The website interface requires one to register in order to have access to the past questions for a fee of GH¢20 for individuals and a discount for groups and schools wishing to register on behalf of their students.
In order to navigate the question bank website, users are required to enter their individual details that capture their names, email address, schools and a token in order to sign up.
The user’s dashboard is divided into three categories, firstly, take a test now module which helps users to take part in live exams papers and evaluations).
The second is the examiner's paper review which allows users to see all examiners’ paper review, and lastly questions and possible answers that allow users to see all questions and answers for past exam sessions.
Ms Oppong noted that the advancement of online applications had made life easier and convenient, indicating that in the past reading and learning could only take place in the library and classroom and through the use of hard copy learning materials.
“Today, these things have migrated online, making learning even more fun for students and teachers. It is this same philosophy that underpinned and gave birth to the launched questions bank website,” she added.