Some 552,276 candidates are expected to write this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), at all 2, 023 designated centres throughout the country beginning today, Monday, 17th to Friday 21st October 2022.
Out of this number, 276,988 are males whilst 275, 288 are females.
The Ghana Education Service in a goodwill message to the candidates advised them against all forms of examination malpractices as perpetrators will be swiftly dealt with.
Meanwhile, all security agencies have been charged to ensure whosoever is deemed to undermine the years examination is dealt with decisively.
In another statement, WAEC said “this year, two groups of BECE candidates (School and Private), will for the first time, take the examination at the same period. This is due to the consistently low entries for the BECE for Private Candidates over the years.”
“In respect of the BECE for Private Candidates (PC), 1,132 candidates made up of 634 males and 498 females entered for the examination. The examination will be taken at 15 selected centres, mainly in the regional capitals. The number of registered candidates for this year’s BECE (PC) is 6.09% higher than the 2021 figure of 1,067”, the statement added.
Notwithstanding, the Ministry of Education in a goodwill message to all candidates advised them to good use the huge investment their parents, teachers, and Government have put in their education.
“The President of the Republic, H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo believes in you. This is why he has made key investments in your future by ensuring that all successful candidates who qualify for placement in any of our public senior high or technical and vocational schools will benefit from the Government’s Free Senior High School (SHS) or Free Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).
“Again, I wish you all success in your Basic Education Certificate Examinations. Go make us proud,” it contains in a statement by the Ministry of Education signed by its sector Minister, DR. Yaw Osei Adutwum.
“I am confident that all candidates, invigilators, supervisors, school authorities and teachers will heed to all rules and regulations regarding this exam. Meanwhile, my Ministry is working with the Ghana Education Service, West African Examination Council and the Security Services to safeguard all the 2,023 designated centres across the country,” he added.