The Sunyani Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Dr. Mrs. Evelyn Ama Kumi Richardson has admonished candidates in the BECE in the Municipality to shun and refrain from cheating in the ongoing examination.
She noted that with work hard, they will not be tempted to indulge in any form of exam malpractice that will impact negatively on their future.
“The training, guidance and advice from your teachers and parents is enough preparation for you to write the exams without the temptation to cheat or engage in any form of malpractice that will have negative consequences for you, your family and school. So be confident and bold to answer the questions by abiding by the rules and regulations of the examination”, she advised.
[contextly_sidebar id=”1lwSTLkLtmFJVRyIA9D5U5V0EHWUQA1x”]Dr. Mrs. Kumi Richardson gave the advice on Friday during a visit to some Examination Centres in the municipality on the final day of the conduct of the examination.
She was taken around the centres by education authorities and invigilators where a total of 3,736 candidates drawn from various Junior High Schools (JHS) were expected to sit for the examination in 13 centres with 158 invigilators and supervisors.
Out of the total number of candidates, 30 of them failed to sit for the examination with 9 said to have dropped from school.
“Finish hard, Free SHS is staring at you. If you pass the BECE and you are placed by the Computerized Selection System to any school, you will enjoy the Free SHS policy introduced by Nana Akufo-Addo in 2017”, she emphasized.
She disclosed government was putting in measures to address all the challenges that confronted the policy last year and therefore challenged the students to take advantage of the policy to better their lives.
The MCE indicated the assembly’s readiness to support the development of education in the municipality by committing funds to the construction of educational infrastructure and the provision of teaching and learning materials.
The Municipal Education Director, Mrs. Theresa Kyere- Boakye, for her part, tasked the invigilators to discharge their duties with dedication and professionalism to make the conduct of the exams a success.
She admonished parents and guardians to contribute their quota to the holistic upbringing of their wards as good parenting was a shared responsibility.
By: Mashoud Kombat/citinewsroom.com/Ghana