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BECE Candidates Re-write Papers

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Candidates re-sitting the Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) due to cancelation of some papers by the West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC), due to examinations leakage, has re-written the cancelled papers.

Hon. Deputy Minister of Education in charge of Pre-Tertiary, Mr. Alex Kyeremeh took the opportunity to tour the Eastern Region to ascertain how the examinations were being undertaken.

Interacting with the candidates. Hon. Kyeremeh encouraged the students to be psychologically strong.

He assured them of processes government has put in place to ensure that they all got admission into Senior High Schools.

Hon Kyeremeh advised them not to cheat since the questions were from the same textbooks used in teach them.

He visited the Aburi Presbyterian Secondary Technical School in Aburi were Ms. Joyce Bossman, the supervisor in charge said all 313 candidates made up of seven schools from Aburi reported to write the examinations.

The Hon. Deputy Minister visited Okuapeman Senior High School examination centre were about 29 candidates from the School of the Blind and were present to write the examination papers.

The Dep. Minister said he shared in their plight and has thus taken time off to see them.

Mr. William Quarm, the Head Prefect of School for the Blind praised their teachers for sacrificing to give them extra tuition, he said teachers offer extra tuition at no cost, he therefore called on Government to prepare some allowance for their teachers.

The Minister and his entourage checked on the Kitase Local Authority Basic Schools were about 232 candidates made up of 12 schools also converged to re-write the examination papers.

Speaking to the media, Hon. Kyeremeh appealed to WAEC to consider using a flexible manner to mark the papers.

He was encouraged by the tension-free atmosphere in which the examinations were conducted and the strong security presence.

The Dep. Minister was accompanied by the Municipal Chief Executive of the Akuapem Area, The Akuapem District Director of Education and the Deputy Director-General of Education in charge of Basic Education at the Ghana Education Service, Mr. Stephen Adu.


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