First gentleman of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo has sent a good luck message to all candidates sitting for this year’s edition of the Basic Education Certificate Examination — BECE
The president in a post on his official Twitter page urged all these students both in the cities, towns and villages to put up good behavior and not engage in any examination malpractices to prevent themselves from facing the hash side of laws in the country.
Moreover, the president advised these children to do their maximum best to complete with good results which will guarantee them access to the next stage of their education.
Candidates will write Religious and Moral Education and English Language today.
On Tuesday, they would write Integrated Science and Ghanaian Language and then on Wednesday, Social Studies and Basic Design and Technology.
Thursday would be Mathematics and Information and Communication Technology and Friday, French.
Out of the 602,457, a total of 600,714 will sit the BECE for School Candidates (BECE-SC) while 1,743 will sit the BECE for Private Candidates (BECE-PC).
According to data from the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), the BECE-SC will have 300,323 male students and 300,391 female students, while the BECE-PC will have 889 male students and 854 female students.
The BECE-SC, which is primarily for students who have completed nine years of basic education, will involve 18 000, 983 public and private JHSs.
The BECE will be administered in 2,137 centers, each with a supervisor.
There will be 21,025 invigilators and 2,000 assistant supervisors.