Lateness of candidates delays BECE at TADISCO

PupilsCandidates from 10 schools in the Takoradi Metropolis are writing the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) at the Takoradi Senior High School (TADISCO) examination centre.

The BECE, which was supposed to start at 0900 hours on Monday, however, delayed for 19 minutes because candidates of Tanokrom JHS had not arrived.

Mr Mosses Ansah, General Supervisor, speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), said 431 candidates from 10 private and public schools were writing at the center and that three supervisors and 14 invigilators were conducting the exams.

According to Mr Ansah, the schools were informed about their centres earlier and most of them also came around during the week to ascertain their centres.

He disclosed that an extra time of 10 minutes would be added to the time  of the candidates who reported late.

According to the head teacher of Tanokrom JHS, Madam Elizabeth Sam, candidates from her school were late because they missed their way and settled at the Takoradi Technical Institute (TTI) centre which had been the usual centre.

Madam Victoria Ametepe, District Examinations Officer, in a telephone interview with the GNA, said the head teacher of Tanokrom JHS should have visited the centre earlier to ascertain the location because all the schools were given the names of their centres prior to the examination.

When the GNA arrived at the TTI centre at about 0930 hours candidates were already settled with the first paper; English Language objectives.

The General Supervisor, Mr. Emmanuel Azasoo said 405 candidates from eight schools private and public schools were writing at the centre with three supervisors’ and 14 invigilators.

Mr Azasoo said the centre had not encountered any challenges so far.

Source: GNA

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