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07.06.2017 Regional News

BECE: 12 Pregnancy Cases Recorded At 4 Exam Centers As 2,583 Sit For BECE In Agona West

By Benedict Kweku Nkrumah
BECE: 12 Pregnancy Cases Recorded At 4 Exam Centers As 2,583 Sit For BECE In Agona West

A total number of 2,583 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates drawn from 66 public and 42 private schools are taking part in the examination in the Agona West Municipality of the Central Region, Madam Elizabeth Helena Essel, Municipal Director of Education has announced.

The candidates made up 1,343 boys and 1,240 girls were registered to write the examination in 8 examination centers in the Àgona West municipality.

Total number of boys registered from public schools were 982 and 886 girls . Additionally, the private schools registered 361 boys and 351 girls respectively.

12 expectant mother were recorded at Agona Bobikuma, Agona Nkum and Agona Nyakrom centers with 5 of the candidates absenting themselves without reasons.

Accompanied by the NPP Member of Parliament for Àgona West, Hon. Cynthia Morrison, Madam Matilda Swanzy, Agona West Human Resource Development Manager (HRMD) of Ghana Education Service (GES), the Àgona West Municipal Co-ordinating Director, Mr. Ishmael Ogyefo and Mr. Kwabena Mintah, Municipal PRO (GES), Madam Essel urged the candidates to abide by the rules governing the examination.

She advised them against Examination malpractices noting that anyone caught would be several dealt with. The Municipal Director commended the candidates for comporting themselves at the examination centers expressing confidence that no negative attitude would be recorded after the period on Friday.

The Member of Parliament for Agona West, Hon. Cynthia Morrison encouraged the candidates to take advantage of the free SHS policy to get the needed grade for them to enjoy the benefits of the policy.

" As you write the BECE, work extra hard to gain the needed grade which would enable you gain admission to Senior High School of your choose.

His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo led NPP government knows that education is the key to development, that is why the Free Senior High School policy is being introduced to cater for more children to attain height in the educational ladder.

It is my hope that you will perform creditably in this examination so that the image of the municipality would be enhanced in the educational sector"

Attached is Madam Elizabeth Helena Essel and Hon. Cynthia Morrison addressing the candidates