The Upper East Regional Minister Rockson Bukari has urged over 21,000 Junior High School candidates writing this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination(BECE) in the Upper East Region to eschew examination malpractices and work at obtaining good grades to benefit from government’s Free Senior High School programme.
[contextly_sidebar id=”0xHIkTlvM9KuOEaMAkNGDtkWwacDoGDz”]The minister disclosed this during a visit to some selected BECE centres in the region.
A total of 21,140 candidates, comprising 10,432 boys and 10,708 girls from 563 basic schools are currently writing in 83 examination centers in the region.
Mr. Rockson Bukari appealed to candidates to take their exams seriously in order to benefit from the Free Senior High Education policy of the government.
He indicated that, they were the human resource of the country and could only realize their full potential through education.
Mr. Rockson also urged the candidates to offer themselves as apprentices in order to learn other trades while waiting for their results instead of traveling to the south for greener pastures.
Regional Director of Education, Patricia Ayikoi admonished candidates to abide by all examination rules and regulations adding that, any candidate caught engaging in examination malpractices will have their papers canceled.
She also impressed on invigilators to ensure that the examination is not compromised by either themselves or external influences.
In the two centers visited, two pregnant candidates expressed optimism at excelling in the exams despite the odds.
The team visited the exam centres at Bolgatanga Girls Senior High and Zuarungu Senior High schools.
By: Frederick Awuni/citinewsroom.com/Ghana