Forty-seven public schools in the
Metropolis, registered 3,494 candidates, whilst the remaining 3,496candidates
were from 109 private schools.
Mr Azeriya G. Ayeriga, the Tema
Metropolitan Education Directorate’s Public Relations Officer, told the Ghana
News Agency that 25 centres were being used for the one-week examination, which
started on Monday, with English Language and Religious and Moral Education
Mr Ayeriga added that, a total of 246
invigilators, 24 assistant supervisors and 25 supervisors were being used for
Meanwhile, Mr Isaac Ashai Odamtten, the
Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive, and Mrs Veronica Adzato-Ntem, the Tema
Metropolitan Director of Education, on Monday, toured some of the exams centres
and encouraged candidates not to panic but rather study and write the exams
whiles adhering to all rules and regulations.
They visited the three centres at the Tema
Senior High School, and five centres at the Sakumono School Complex Primary and
The examinations started at about 0930
hours due to problems with arrangements for Police Personnel to escort the
examination materials to the various centres.
Mr Odamtten ordered the Education
Directorate to change the primary school desks being used by some of the
candidates as they were uncomfortable for their size.
He expressed his unhappiness about the
chairs and urged the authorities to ensure that comfortable desks were provided
before the second day of the exams.
He noted that, he was impressed with the
general comportment of the candidates and the readiness of the supervisors and