Tamale, June 15, GNA
– Alhaji A.B.A Fuseini, Deputy Northern Regional Minister, has encouraged
candidates writing this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE)
to remain confident and approach the examinations with determination to enable
them come out with flying colours.
Alhaji Fuseini gave
the encouragement when he toured some examination centres, including Vittin
Senior High School (SHS), Ghana SHS, Saint Charles SHS and Presbyterian SHS in
the Tamale Metropolis on Monday, to wish the candidates well in the
A total of 37,691
candidates, comprising 20,948 males and 16,743 females from 667 schools in the region,
are taking part in the week-long examinations.
Alhaji Fuseini said
a lot had been done to adequately prepare pupils in the region for the
examinations, and urged them to give a good account of themselves to improve
BECE performance in the region.
He cautioned the
candidates against acts of malpractice, saying cheating in examinations could
ruin their future, since culprits would be seriously sanctioned.
He said the Regional
Minister was working out a scheme to award the best candidate in the BECE in
the region, and urged all to work hard to merit the award.
Haroun, Northern Regional Director of Education, who accompanied the Deputy
Minister, encouraged the candidates to do their best to enable them pass and
gain admission to Senior High Schools.