Three pregnant girls are among the Junior High School candidates writing this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis in the Western region.
Two of the girls are among 478 candidates who are writing the examinations at the Fijai Senior High School examination centre, while the other girl is part of 479 candidates at the Takoradi Technical Institute (TTI).
In all 7,122 candidates are sitting for the examination at 18 centres across the metropolis, out of which 5,477 students are from the public schools and 1,645 from private schools.
Only three absentees were registered yesterday when the examinations began.
Kofi Imbeah, Metropolitan Director of Education who went round some of the examination centres within the area, disclosed these in an interview with DAILY GUIDE.
Some of the centres the metropolitan director of education visited included the Takoradi Senior High School, Takoradi Technical Institute, Fijai Senior High School and Ghana Secondary Technical School.
He stressed that the overall attendance of candidates was satisfactory, adding, “The question papers and other logistics were delivered on time and there was adequate supervision at all the examination centres.”
He said the examination was going on smoothly at all the centres he visited, and wished the candidates well.
In a related development, Stella Adjei, Western Regional Basic Schools Coordinator, has hinted DAILY GUIDE that a total of 37,252 candidates are writing this year’s BECE at 130 centres throughout the region.
They are made up of 20,633 males and 16,619 females. She urged them to refrain from all examination malpractices likely to jeopardize their future.
She was optimistic that the candidates would perform better this year as compared to last year, considering the time and energy put into preparing the candidates by the various schools in the region.
Some students at the centres visited told DAILY GUIDE they had prepared enough for the examinations and were hopeful that they would come out with flying colours.
“I can confidently say that I am 100 percent prepared for this year’s BECE because I have burnt the midnight candle and learnt very hard for this exam,” one candidate said.
Source Daily Guide