The Minister for Education says his outfit, the Ghana Education Service, West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and security agencies are working hand in hand to make the conduct of the 2021 edition of BECE smooth and peaceful.
Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum advising candidates who will from Monday, November 15, 2021, sit for the BECE to desist from examination malpractice also urged supervisors and invigilators to observe all the Covid-19 safety protocols.
“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.
The Bosomtwe Member of Parliament added that “let me assure you that my Ministry is working hand-in-hand with GES, WAEC, and the Security Services to ensure smooth and peaceful exams at all the 2,158 designated centres.”
“Together with your parents and teachers, our dear nation has made great contributions over the past nine (9) years of your education, and now is the time for you to finish well and excel,” the Teaching Minister noted on Sunday.
He further said all successful candidates who qualify for placement in any of the public Senior High or Technical and Vocational Schools will enjoy the Free SHS or Free Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).
A total of 571, 894 final year Junior High School (JHS) students from Monday, November 15, 2021, will sit for the 31st edition of BECE for School expected to end smoothly on Friday, November 19, 2021, at 2,158 examination centres.
264,750 students out of the 571,894 candidates according to the National Executive Director of the Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS) are from over 5,000 private Junior High Schools (JHSs) across the country.
The 2021 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for School when begun with Social Studies Paper 1&2 on Monday will end with Information and Communication Technology Paper 1&2 on Friday, November 19, 2021.