The National Schools Inspectorate Authority (NaSIA) has urged all public and private final year Junior High School (JHS) students preparing to sit for the 31st edition of BECE for School to desist from cheating in the national examination.
Dr Haggar Hilda Ampadu, the Registrar of the Authority in a post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh encouraged the students to learn their books saying ” It is time to apply the knowledge acquired and the many hours of studying.”
“I would like to congratulate all candidates for making it this far. I would also like to duly acknowledge and appreciate the vital role played by teachers, proprietors, headteachers of all basic schools and parents and guardians.
To the candidates, the finish line is in sight! It is time to apply the knowledge acquired and the many hours of studying and dedication to successfully write your exams. May all your efforts be rewarded with flying colours.
I entreat all the prospective candidates and by extension, parents and guardians to discourage any form of examination malpractice during the conduct of the 2021 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE),” she added.
The Schools Inspectorate Authority Executive Director further urged supervisors and invigilators to administer their duties with the utmost professionalism as they strictly adherence to the novel coronavirus safety protocols.
“To the invigilators, I urge you to conduct your duties with the utmost professionalism. While at it, please ensure that all COVID-19 protocols are observed so that candidates can write their exams in a safe environment,” Mrs Hilda urged.
A total of 571,894 prospective candidates from Monday, November 15 to Friday, November 19, 2021, will sit for the 31st edition of the national examination to be administered by the West African Examinations Council at 2,158 centres.
The final year Junior High School students on Monday will commence the nationwide examination with the Social Studies Paper 1&2 and end on Friday with Information and Communication Technology (ICT) (Essay and Objectives).