The Eastern regional Minister, Dr Akyem Appiah-Kubi, has told students writing the 2011 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) to bear in mind that they have only one chance to write the examination and therefore should not take chances but endeavour to pass at a sitting.
Dr. Appiah Kubi said this when he toured some BECE centres in the Koforidua Municipality, Suhum and parts of the Akwapim North district in the Eastern region.
The regional minister, who was full of humor, perhaps to de-stress the candidates, continued that the writing of the BECE examination was nothing strange to frighten them but a period of stock-taking of all the learning experiences gained over the nine-year period they have gone through in their course of study in basic education.
He added that they should leave no stone unturned even in these last days as they write the examination and come out as successful candidates.
At Amanfro BECE centre, the Akwapim North District Chief Executive (DCE), George Opare-Addo, assured the candidates of the district assembly’s preparedness to give scholarship to brilliant but needy students who come out very successful or have grades from 6 to 8.
Mr Opare-Addo cautioned them against any form of examination malpractices that could affect the conduct of the examination as well as the future of many other candidates who might fall victim.
The DCE also took the chance to conduct the minister and his entourage round to inspect a GH¢70, 000 six-classroom block for the Mangoase Senior High School which is now at the roofing level and being financed by the Akwapim North District Assembly.
The Akwapim North District Director of Education, Benjamin Cronze, who spoke to DAILY GUIDE, said 2073 candidates are writing the 2011 BECE examination.
He added that materials for the examination was delivered right on time though there were a few delays at places.
At the end of the English Language paper, many of the candidates said they believed they would make good grades.
Also on the regional minister’s trip was the Eastern Regional Director of Education, Mrs Rene Boakye Boateng.
Source Daily Guide