Mr. Samuel Payne the Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive has cautioned the BECE candidates to stay away from Examination malpractices to ensure that they pass well and benefit from government’s programmes and policies for better future.
He encouraged them not to panic, bearing in mind that they would be tested in accordance with what they have been taught by their teachers and, therefore, need not panic in the examination hall.
Monitoring the 2021 BECE yesterday, Mr. Pyne reminded the students that their grades would determine the choice of their Senior High school and entreated them to put in every effort to pass well, as a guarantee for their school of choice.
Madam Mary Owusu Achiaw, Ashanti Regional Director of Education tasked the candidates to conduct themselves well during the examination and avoid taking any foreign materials along when entering the examination hall to avoid sanctions.
She advised the candidates to always report at the examination centers on time, and always consult their invigilators for any challenges to be addressed appropriately.
The Education Director assured them of their total security, emphasising that the security personnel at the centers are not to arrest any of them but would not hesitate to deal with those who breach the rules and regulations guiding the examination.
The total number of schools writing the examination is 216 comprising a total of 93 public schools, 123 private schools involving 7,718 candidates in the public schools and 2,961 private schools totalling 10,679 with 5,083 being boys and 5,596 girls.