BECE ongoing in Central Region
Cape Coast, June 05, GNA - A total of 50,025 candidates including 23,723 females are writing the 2017 edition of the Basic Education Certificate Examination BECE in 150 centres in 20 districts of the Central Region.
The week-long examination is expected to end on Friday June 9.
Mrs. Barbara Asher Ayisi, Deputy Minister of Education In-Charge of Pre-Tertiary, on Monday toured some of the examination centres in the Cape Coast Metropolis to boost the morale of the candidates.
The centres included Efutu Senior High/Technical School where a total of 379 candidates from 14 schools with 14 invigilators had converged.
At Wesley Girls' High School a total of 456 of the expected 457 students from eight schools were writing in a serene atmosphere when the team got there at 0900 hrs, whilst at the University Practice Junior High School, 433 from 12 schools were also writing.
Accompanied by some officials of the Ghana Education Service in the Region, Mrs. Ayisi of the Efutu Senior High Technical commended the candidates for their high sense of discipline and urged them to maintain it throughout the examination.
She advised the candidates to be confident and desist from any examination malpractices that could ruin their future academic progression, adding that they should work hard to obtain good results to make themselves, families and schools proud.
' I wish to appeal to all candidates to abide by the rules and regulations of the examination because the laws will not be lenient with anyone who violates it.''
The Minister also supplied quantities of customized mathematical sets to the students.
Briefing the media after the tour, the Minister expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the exercise.
Araba Turkson and Shaibu Issah candidates from University Practice Junior High School and Saint Anthony Junior High Schools in an interview with the Ghana News Agency were optimistic of coming out with flying colours.
Mr. David Afram, Central Regional Director of Education re-echoed the need for candidates to eschew all forms of examination malpractices but study hard to pass the examination.
By Isaac Arkoh, GNA