BECE Starts in Ernest in Oguaa
Cape Coast, June 6, GNA - A total of 50,025 candidates including 23,723 females are writing this year's Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in 150 centres in 20 districts of the Central Region.
The week-long examination which began on Monday 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 witness the day's activities.
The centres visited include 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 seen writing their exams when the team got there at 0900hrs whilst at the University Practice Junior High School, 433 students from 12 schools were also undertaking their exams.
Accompanied by some officials of Ghana Education Service in the region, Mrs Ayisi commended the candidates for their high sense of discipline and urged them to maintain it throughout the examination.
She also urged the candidates to desist from any examination malpractices that could ruin their academic progress and work hard to obtain good results.
''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.
Mr David Afram, Central Regional Director of Education re-echoed the need for candidates to eschew all forms of examination malpractices and study hard.
By Isaac Arkoh, GNA