This year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination begins from Monday, November 15 to Friday 19th November 2021. 571,894 Candidates are sitting for the Examination.
The Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, on behalf of his Ministry has extended best wishes to the candidates. He said, parents and teachers have made great contributions over the past nine years for their children’s education and it is now time for them to finish well.
A statement signed by the Minister said through President Akufo-Addo’s commitment to prioritise education, all successful candidates who qualify for placement in any of the Public Senior High or Technical and Vocational Schools will enjoy the Government’s Free Senior High School or Free Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).
The Education Minister encouraged all Candidates, Invigilators, Supervisors, School Authorities and Teachers to observe all COVID-19 safety protocols as they write the Examination, devoid of all forms of Examination Malpractices.
Dr Adutwum assured the Candidates that his Ministry is working hand-in-hand with the Ghana Education Service, West African Examinations Council and the Security Services to ensure a smooth and peaceful sitting at all the 2,158 designated Centres nationwide.
Meanwhile, Head of Public Affairs West African Examinations Council, WAEC, Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, in an interview with the GNA said stringent security measures have been put in place to prevent leakages in this year’s examinations.
She said officials of the National Intelligence Bureau monitored the production process- printing, sorting and packaging of the papers –and expressed confidence that there will be no leakages of the papers before and during the exams.
Mrs Teye –Cudjoe said the Council has also increased the number of depots storing confidential materials under strict surveillance to ensure that the papers do not leak.
She said all COVID-19 safety protocols will be enforced during the Examination, stressing that all candidates will be given hand sanitizers and that “should a candidate fall sick and a medical report is available, a committee will look into the situation and take a decision.”
GES applauds teachers.
Head Of Public Relations, Ghana Education Service, Cassandra Twum Ampofo has commended teachers, Schools Heads, Parents and other stakeholders for preparing the Candidates for the Examination.
She entered all stakeholders to desist from any form of malpractice.
GES remided all that details of the selection process for the Senior High School would be communicated in due course and wished all Candidates success and good luck.
BECE Upper East Region
22,116 pupils are sitting for the 32th Edition of the Basic Education Certificate Examination, BECE in the Upper East Region.
They are made up of 10,500 males and 11,530 females.
Speaking with GBC News, the Upper East Regional Minister Stephen Yakubu urged the candidates to be confident and focused to deliver good results to brighten their chances of securing a better future for themselves.
He further urged the students to be prayerful and not to be swayed by false prophecies and use of charms to deliver success in the Examination Hall.
While urging parents to provide financial and logistical support to their children who will be sitting for the Examination outside their Communities, the Bolgatanga Municipal Chief Executive Rex Asanga on his part, advised the Candidates to respect the rules governing the processes.