Free SHS Awaits You- Nana Addo Assures BECE Candidates

President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo has assured all five hundred and seventy-one thousand, eight hundred and ninety-four (571,894) Basic Education Certificate Examination candidates of free secondary education.

The president, although is out of Ghana on a leave, has taken to his Twitter handle to shower his good wishes toward the final Junior High School students.

Nana Addo urged the candidates to produce excellent results in the examination.

He posted, “I send best wishes to all 571,894 students who are sitting for the year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination. Make Ghana proud with the Quality of your result and remember at all times that free SHS awaits you next year.”

The nationwide examination began today, November 15 across some two thousand, one hundred and fifty-eight (2,158)
designated centers across the country with French and Social Studies as first papers.

Candidates are expected to sit for Mathematics and Basic Design and Technology on Tuesday, November 16, English and Religious and Moral education on Wednesday, November 17.

Integrated Science and Ghanaian Language and Culture on Thursday, November 18, and Information and Communication Technology on Friday, November 19.

It will begin at exactly 9 am and end at 2:30 pm each day.

Ghana Education Service (GES) has cautioned candidates, invigilators, supervisors, school authorities, and parents to eschew any form of examination malpractice.

Basic Education Certificate Examination “consists of multiple-choice and written questions, and Continuous (Internal) Assessment marks provided by the schools. Candidates are graded on a nine-point scale, with Grade 1 for highest performance and Grade 9 for lowest.

“The Ghana Education Service then uses its Computerized School Selection and Placement System to place successful BECE examinees in senior high schools, technical institutes, and vocational institutions.”

Source: Fuseini

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