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17.04.2012 Education

2,648 candidates writes the BECE in Bolga Municipality

By GNA
2,648 candidates writes the BECE in Bolga Municipality
LISTEN APR 17, 2012

Bolgatanga (UE) April 17, GNA- Ten girls who registered for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the Bolgatanga Municipality could not do so due to pregnancy.

Another girl dropped out of school and given out for marriage.

Other candidates comprising five boys could not also write the BECE without any reasons for their absence.

A total 2,648 are writing the exams in the municipality, representing a slight decrease over last year's figure of 2,658 candidates.

In the Talensi-Nabdam District 736 candidates have been registered for the examination.

Mrs Lucy Awuni, Deputy Upper East Regional Minister and officials from the Regional Educational Directorate toured some of the examination centres in the municipality to boost the confidence levels of the pupils.

She called on the West African Examination Council to consider the services of sign language teachers to interpret the examination to candidates from the Gbego School for the Death and the modification of the marking scheme for English language for pupils with disabilities.

Mrs commended the Talensi-Nabdan District for attaining a 100 per cent turnout for the exams.

She cautioned them against examination malpractices.

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