Over 500,000 commence BECE today

BECE candidates writing their papers

Candidates numbering over 500, 000 are scheduled to commence the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) today 17th October 2022.

The week-long exams will be written across 2,033 centres nationwide with a total of 552, 276 candidates from 18,501 schools sitting for the examinations. They will commence with Social Studies and Information Communication Technology papers today.

According to WAEC, “The entry figure is made up of 276,988 males and 275,288 females. The number of candidates that registered for this year’s BECE is 3.48 per cent less than the 2021 entry figure of 572,167.

“In respect of the BECE for Private Candidates (PC), 1,132 candidates made up of 634 males and 498 females entered the examination.”

Stakeholders and students alike involved in the process have been advised to desist from involving in any form of malpractice.

Supervisors and invigilators at the various centres have also been cautioned by the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) to go according to laid down procedures.

Thomas Musah, General Secretary said, “we all know the implication of the rules of engagement. Nobody will go and supervise and say he or she doesn’t know the rules of engagement”.

He indicated they owe it a duty to live up to expectations and ensure the sanctity of the examination.


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