Minister urges BECE candidates to avoid exam malpractices

Professor Naana Jane Opoku- Agyemang, Minister of Education, on Monday urged candidates of the Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE), to avoid any form of examination malpractices that would affect their final results.

She said it behoved the candidates to be confident and hopeful of excelling at the end of the examinations to justify the investment

made in them by their parents and teachers.

The Minister gave the advice when she visited some selected examination centres in Accra, to assess the conditions under which the

students were writing the examinations.

Some of the centres included Accra High School, LEKMA Southern Cluster of Schools in Teshie, Quaye Nungua School, Nungua LEKMA

One School, and Nungua Senior High School.

She expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the candidates so far.

Prof Opoku-Agyemang said the Ministry had ensured that all the necessary logistics for the examinations were ready, and had organized

a seminar for stakeholders to avert any unforeseen challenges associated with examinations.

Mr Okudzeto Ablakwah, Deputy Minister of Education, assured the candidates of the nation’s support, and wished them the best of luck

before, during, and after the examintions.

Mr Ablakwah commended the Police Service and the West African Examinations Council for ensuring that the smooth take-off of the

examinations, and explained that the presence of health officials was to provide medical assistance to the candidates if the need arose.

Mr Emmanuel Tekyi, Supervisor at the Accra High School, said the centre had 11 schools with a total of 489 candidates writing the

examinations, adding that there were no absentees, and that all were set for the start of the examinationss.

At the Southern Cluster of Schools in Teshie, the Ghana News Agency had information that 10 schools with a total number of 242

candidates were writing the examinations.

At the Quaye Nungua Centre, 13 schools with a total of 369 candidates were writing the examinations, while at the Nungua LEKMA One

school, 354 candidates from eight schools were taking part in the examinations.

A total of 438,030 candidates are writing the week-long examinations across the country. GNA

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