The Metropolitan Chief Executive (M.C.E) of Greater Kumasi, Hon Samuel Pyne as the 2021 BECE for School commence Monday has visited some BECE centres to encourage the prospective candidates sitting for the national examination.
Assisted by Metropolitan Director of Education Mr David Oppong, Sam Pyne visited Opoku Ware School – Centres A, B, C, D, Kumasi Anglican Senior High – Centres A, B, C, as well as Kumasi Senior High Technical School – Centres A and B.
After ensuring the adherence to the COVID -19 safety protocols, the Kumasi Mayor encouraged the final year Junior High School students to perform to the best of their abilities and desist from all forms of examination malpractices.
According to the statistics by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), a total of 571,894 candidates representing 287,605 males and 284,289 females from 18,028 JHSs are sitting for the national exams at 2,158 centres.
2,158 supervisors, 20,124 invigilators and 1,853 Assistant supervisors across the country will be associated with the conduct of the 31st edition of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) slated to end on Friday.
264,750 prospective students of the 571,894 candidates the National Executive Director for Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS), Mr Gyetuah has said are from more than 5,000 private Junior High Schools in the country.
Per the 2021 BECE for School timetable, candidates on Monday will write Social Studies and French (Essay and Objectives). They will on Friday end the examination with Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
The Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has advised the final year students to abide by the rules and regulations governing the conduct of the WAEC examination and desist from any form of exams malpractice.
“I wish to encourage candidates, invigilators, supervisors, school authorities, and teachers to observe all COVID-19 safety protocols as you write the exams devoid of all forms of examination malpractice,” the Education Minister said.
He in a post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh said the Ministry of Education has collaborated with the Ghana Education Service, WAEC and security agencies to ensure the smooth and peaceful conduct of the BECE.