7094 candidates write Basic Education Certificate Examination in Tema

ExamsA total number of 7094 pupils are writing this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the Tema Metropolis.

Three thousand,three hundred and seventy three boys and 3,722 girls make up the candidates who need the requisite grades for placement in second cycle schools.

Mr. Azeriya Ayeriga, Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Education Service, Tema Metropolis, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency said the examinations started  smoothly on Monday and that although measures have been put in place to forestall security problems and the discomfort of candidates, the Directorate expects less trouble.

“So far the examination has been event- free and the Service is yet to record any incident within the Metropolis,” he said.

According to Mr. Ayeriga, the candidates are pupils from150 schools made up of 49 public and 101 private schools.

He said the Tema Metropolis has 25 examination centres, 25 supervisors and 22 assistant supervisors with 248 invigilators.

He observed that all the candidates were duly present in all centres his outfit has visited so far,  except for the Seth Oklu State School for the Deaf where three candidates were absent.

Mrs. Veronica P. Adzato-Ntem, the Director of Education, Tema Metropolis, also hinted on the smooth start of the examinations and hoped the serenity would continue to the end.

Source: GNA

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