2021 BECE registration fees of public Junior High School candidates who will sit for this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination have been absorbed by the government, President Akufo-Addo announced Tuesday.
Nana Akufo-Addo in this year’s State of the Nation Address monitored by Educationweb.com.gh said the absorption of the 2021 BECE registration fees forms part of the academic intervention support programme.
He noted the government has also introduced several interventions at the High School level, some of these are the GHS198 million academic intervention programme dedicated for extra classes for students in SHS.
As well as “Implementation of free internet connectivity for secondary schools, full absorption of BECE registration fee for all for students in public JHS from 2017 till date, and full absorption of WASSCE registration fees for students, which started last year,” His Excellency stated in his address.
Commenting on examination malpractice and leakages during the conduct of the national examinations, Nana Akufo-Addo said the Government of Ghana (GoG) will introduce new measures to prevent the illegal act.
“The government is working through the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to introduce new measures to curb examination leakages and malpractices,” the President of the Republic of Ghana stated.
The Majority leader in Ghana’s Parliament reading the 2021 Budget on Friday, March 12, 2021, announced the 2021 BECE fees for 416,066 public Junior High School (JHS) students will be absorbed by the government.