Another important challenge facing the Board is the fight against examination malpractice. It is a cardinal principle in the science of educational assessment that any act of examination malpractice that successfully goes unchecked, diminishes the credibility of the results and the resultant certificates. That principle challenges the Board to step up its fight against examination malpractice.
The number of visually impaired candidates registering for the GCE examinations is on the increase. This generates a special challenge for the Board because organizing examinations for visually impaired candidates requires not only special conditions but also special equipment, materials, and personnel. The challenge is particularly heightened as the Board, lacks the appropriate personnel, equipment, and materials and so has to manage to organize the examinations for this category of candidates under very difficult conditions.