Examination centres must be free from intimidation - Director
4/17/2012 11:32:16 PM -
Aputuogya (Ash), April 17, GNA - Supervisors and invigilators of the on-going Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) have been urged to ensure that the atmosphere at the examination centres become relaxed and less intimidating.
Mr William Awuni, the Bosomtwe Director of Education, said that while being firm and uncompromising on the rules and regulations, they should not do anything to unnecessarily frighten the students.
He made the call when he toured some of the centres together with the District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Edward Nti- Berko, to monitor the examinations.
A total of 2,053 candidates made up of 1,115 boys and 938 girls are sitting for the examination in eight centres in the area.
Mr Awuni encouraged the students to have confidence in themselves adding that they should avoid cheating and other examination malpractices that could ruin their academic careers.
Mr Nti-Berko expressed satisfaction with the conduct and comportment of the candidates and said this should be maintained throughout the examination period.
He praised the West African Examination Council (WAEC) for creating a new examination depot at Jachie to end the situation where they had to daily travel to Kumasi to pick papers for the examination.
He said this has cut down cost and helped to facilitate the examination process.