Candidates abandon BECE for ‘galamsey’

By | July 17, 2015

This came to light
when the Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr. Peter Anarfi Mensah, paid a working
visit to the area, on Monday, as part of his tour of some centres to inspect
how the exams was being conducted.

The candidates, who
had absented themselves for the Religious and Moral Education (RME) and English
papers were said to be at the mining site when the Minister visited the centre.

The Ghana News
Agency (GNA) gathered that in all, 253 candidates were supposed to have written
the exams at the centre.

Mr. David Amore
Atura, the Supervisor at the Centre, said apart from the four candidates, one
female candidate also absented herself because she was pregnant.

The Minister, who
appeared worried, urged the School Management Committees of the affected
candidates to take pragmatic measures to ensure that the candidates take the
rest of the papers in due course of the exams.

In all, six centres
have been officially designated as venues for the exams in the District.