The tour was to
enable the Minister to get first-hand information about the conduct of the
examinations at the centres, and also to interact with candidates who are
taking part in this year’s examinations.
The centres included
the Armed Forces Secondary Technical School, where 226 candidates are sitting
for the examinations, the Burma Camp A, with 311 students and Burma Camp B with
The rest were the
Saint Thomas Aquinas Senior High School, where 248 students are writing the
examinations, and the Labone Senior High School with 238 students.
students, Nii Agbo said the BECE was just to examine them on what they had been
taught throughout their three-year stay in school.
He told the students
that they were the architects of their own future, and as such they must put in
their best in order to attain success at the end of the examinations.
Nii Agbo asked the
candidates to position themselves very well with courage, zeal and confidence,
and put up their best to make everyone, including themselves, proud at the end
of the day.
He cautioned them
against examination malpractices, saying the examination questions had been set
within their standards and according to the syllabus, and they have been taken
through by their teachers.
At four of the five
centres visited by the Minister, all the candidates were present, with the
exception of St Thomas Aquinas Senior High, where one student was absent.