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15.04.2004 Regional News

4,009 candidates in Atwima district registered to write BECE

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Nkawie (Ash), April.15, GNA - Four thousand and nine candidates, consisting of 2,290 males and 1,719 females from 94 Junior Secondary Schools (JSS) in the Atwima district registered to write this year's Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) scheduled from April 19 to April 23 this year.

Seventeen out of the 94 JSS are private institutions with 703 candidates comprising 374 males and 329 females while 3,992 candidates comprising 2076 males and 1,916 females are from the 77 public schools. Mr Robert Amanquah-Awuah, the Atwima District Examinations Officer said these in an interview with the GNA on Tuesday. He said more examination centres have been created in the district to ensure easy accessibility and proximity of candidates to the centres.

The centres include Toase Secondary School, Nkawie Secondary/Technical School, Nyinahin Catholic Secondary School, Osei Tutu Secondary School at Akropong, Adankwame, Barikese, Tanodumase, Kuffuor Camp, Asuofua and Tweneboah Kodua International School at Abuakwa.

Mr Amanquah-Awuah said logistics required for the examination centres have been provided and examination supervisors and invigilators adequately briefed for effective supervision and monitoring. Mr Amanquah-Awuah said two vehicles would be provided to ensure the affectivite organisation of the examination.