A total of 539,202 students from 18,013 public and private Junior High Schools (JHSs) across the country have been registered to write the impending 2021 BECE for School in November, a staff of WAEC has told EducationWeb.com.gh.
Speaking to EducationWeb’s Okyere Darko George on Thursday, the official of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) said his outfit has put in place adequate measures to ensure smooth conduct of the national examination.
“Statistics shows a total of 539,202 pupils from 18,000 and 13 schools have been registered to write this year’s BECE in November. WAEC is fully prepared to administer the 31st and 2021 editions of the BECE,” he stated in an email.
The WAEC official further said the Council in due course will undertake some pre-examination activities including briefing of Supervisors, Invigilators and Depot keepers to ensure printing of question papers are under tight security.
Advising the prospective candidates ahead of the forthcoming WAEC examination, the staff of the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) said they should study their books and desist from what he described as ‘Apor’.
“I will urge candidates to be wary of the activities of rogue website operators, whose primary duty is to circulate fake questions, lure candidates into subscribing to these questions thereby taking their focus off their books,” he added.
He similarly entreated persons who will be associated with the conduct of the 2021 BECE for School including supervisors and invigilators to be vigilant and remember mobile phones are not allowed at the examination centres
According to the timetable for the impending Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for School, prospective candidates on Monday, November 15, 2021, will start the examination with Social Studies and French papers (1 & 2).
The National Certificate Examination to be administered to all final year Junior High School students across the country will end on Friday, November 19, 2021, with Information Communication and Technology (ICT).