Minister urges BECE candidates to avoid exam malpractices

By | July 17, 2015

She said it behoved
the candidates to be confident and hopeful of excelling at the end of the
examinations to justify the investment made in them by their parents and

The Minister gave
the advice when she visited some selected examination centres in Accra, to
assess the conditions under which the students were writing the examinations.

Some of the centres
included Accra High School, LEKMA Southern Cluster of Schools in Teshie, Quaye
Nungua School, Nungua LEKMA One School, and Nungua Senior High School.

She expressed
satisfaction with the conduct of the candidates so far.

Prof Opoku-Agyemang
said the Ministry had ensured that all the necessary logistics for the
examinations were ready, and had organized a seminar for stakeholders to avert
any unforeseen challenges associated with examinations.

Mr Okudzeto
Ablakwah, Deputy Minister of Education, assured the candidates of the nation’s
support, and wished them the best of luck before, during, and after the

Mr Ablakwah
commended the Police Service and the West African Examinations Council for
ensuring that the smooth take-off of the examinations, and explained that the
presence of health officials was to provide medical assistance to the
candidates if the need arose.

Mr Emmanuel Tekyi,
Supervisor at the Accra High School, said the centre had 11 schools with a
total of 489 candidates writing the examinations, adding that there were no
absentees, and that all were set for the start of the examinationss.

At the Southern
Cluster of Schools in Teshie, the Ghana News Agency had information that 10
schools with a total number of 242 candidates were writing the examinations.

At the Quaye Nungua
Centre, 13 schools with a total of 369 candidates were writing the examinations,
while at the Nungua LEKMA One school, 354 candidates from eight schools were
taking part in the examinations.

A total of 438,030 candidates
are writing the week-long examinations across the country.