12 pregnant female students wrote BECE in Kumasi

Twelve (12) pregnant school girls wrote this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the Kumasi metropolis.

A total of 24, 513 sat for the examination and they were made up of 11, 690 males and 12, 823 females, compared with the last year’s figure of 22, 840 – 11, 014 of them were males and 11, 826 females.

Mr. Osei Assibey Antwi, the Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), who toured some of the centres on Friday, the last day of the BECE, expressed excitement that it was incident free.

He applauded the West African Examination Council (WAEC) for the measures it put in place to protect the integrity of the examination.

The comportment of both the candidates and the invigilators, he added was admirable.

Mr. Assibey-Antwi said the other highpoint was the high number girls, who sat for the BECE in the metropolis – they outnumbered the boys.

The metropolitan assembly would continue to work hard to encourage girl-child education.

They were eager not only to get them enrolled in school but retained, so that they could live their academic dreams.

Ms. Monica Ankrah, the Metropolitan Education Director, advised the students to continue to work on their books for their career development, reminding them that the BECE was just the beginning.

Some of the centres visited included the Saint Louis Senior High School (SHS), Wesley Girls’ SHS, Asanteman SHS and Kwadaso Methodist Technical Institute.

Source: GNA

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