Source: savannanews24.com/Abubakari Abdul Razak
The District Chief Executive for Kumbungu District of the Northern Region, Hon Abdul Salam Hamza Abdul Fatawu has urged students sitting for this year’s 2017 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) to pass their papers with distinction to propel them for future accomplishments.
He again urged the students not to do things that will jeopardize their future, adding that, the only way they can be successful in the exams is to learn hard and be honest.
The DCE who was speaking to BECE candidates in the district before their first paper caution the students to desist from exam malpractice that will put their education in danger and also tarnish the image of the district.
A total number of 1,173 candidates are currently under taking these year BECE exams in the Kumbungu District.
The Kumbungu DCE urged invigilators and security agencies monitoring the exams to ensure law and order at the exam centers.
The District Education abibata saaka urged the students to abide by the rules of the exam and write the exams with pass their exams with distinction.
The DCE was accompanied by the District Education Director, the Presiding Member, the Deputy District Coordinator and other officials of the Assembly to the various exam centers in the district.
Meanwhile, a total of 468,053 candidates will sit for this year’s BECE which ends June 9, 2017.
Out of the total number of candidates, 241,148 are males, while 226,905 are females.
The examination will take place at 1,702 centres across the country.
A statement signed and issued by the Director of Public Relations of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Rev. Jonathan Bettey, said the GES would work with the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and security agencies to ensure that the candidates would write the examinations in a secure environment free from all forms of intimidation and malpractices.