Madam Mary Gyabea, a 68-year-old student of Nsereso-Asuhyia Basic School, in the Dormaa East District, is taking part in this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
She is writing her papers at the Mansen Senior High School (SHS) examination centre at Wamfie in the District.
Information available to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at Wamfie, indicated that Madam Gyabea, a mother of 11 children, six years ago joined her grand children in Primary Four.
Madam Gyabea told the GNA that she was determined to continue her education to the SHS.
A total of 2,146 candidates made up of 1,161 males and 985 females are participating in the BECE in the Dormaa Central Municipality and Dormaa West Districts.
Mr Gordon Kyere, Dormaa Central Municipal Examination Coordinator, accompanied Mr Gordon Asubonteng, Dormaa Central Municipal Chief Executive, to tour some examination centres at Dormaa-Ahenkro.
Mr Kyere said that two female candidates failed to turn up for the examination because one of them gave birth on the eve of the examination and the whereabouts of the other is not known.
Mr Kyere said the examination started smoothly and all the necessary materials were available.