468,053 candidates write BECE today

A total of 468,053 candidates are expected to sit for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) which begins today [Monday] across the country.

The Ghana Education Service (GES), has however warned candidates and their teachers to desist from any examination malpractice during the exams.

According to the service, it will sanction severely any teacher who breaches the rules of the examination.

“We are expecting that as we begin this year’s BECE, all teachers will be extra careful during the conduct of the examination. We’ve sounded warning to our invigilators and advised teachers also not to use mobile phones in and around the examination centres. We’ve told them to ban themselves from any other form of examination malpractices.”

“We will not be happy to support any teacher who will indulge himself into any examination malpractice with the children. Our eyes are wide open to get anybody who will thwart the efforts of the Ghana Education Service and the Ministry of Education during the exams,” he added.

Agortime-Ziope: Invigilators threaten to boycott BECE

Invigilators in the Agortime-Ziope District of the Volta Region earlier threatened to boycott the exams over the non-payment of their accrued allowances by the GES.

But Rev. Bettey, told Citi News that all arrears including payment for their service during this year’s BECE will be paid.

Credit: citifmonline.com

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