High hopes for new web-based exam processing

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High hopes for new web-based exam processing

The Botswana Examinations Council is optimistic that the web-based application it is using for processing the national examinations will produce the desired results.

The Botswana Examinations Council (BEC) is optimistic that the web-based application it is using for processing the national examinations will produce the desired results.

The Malepa application, used for capturing candidates' registration details, examining personnel details, and payment details for various activities, started operating for the first time during the 2012 national examinations.

The new system will see all the three levels of examinations being processed locally as all along the bulk of the BGCSE was processed by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) with BEC only capturing entry details and forwarding them to CIE for processing.

BEC executive secretary Dr Serara Moahi due to the introduction of the new system, there has been some challenges such as the delay in the release of the 2012 PSLE results, adding that it would be the case with JCE and BGCSE results.

She said the new system would ultimately help reduce turnaround times, streamline registration and reduced costs on postage, delivery and transport for private candidates and BEC. 



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