The Ghana Education
Service (GES) has assured that it has instituted all the necessary measures to
ensure that candidates in the Chereponi District in the North-East Region are
able to take part in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in an
atmosphere of peace.
It has, therefore, called for support from stakeholders in
the area to ensure that the future of the children was not jeopardised by any
form of insecurity during the period of the examination.
“Management of the GES wishes to specifically assure all
candidates and stakeholders within Chereponi that all the necessary steps have
been taken to ensure maximum security and safety during the examinations,” it
This was contained in a statement issued and signed in Accra
by the Head of Public Relations Unit of the GES, Mrs Cassandra Twum-Ampofo,
The statement also reminded candidates, heads of basic
schools, directors of education and the general public in particular that this
year’s BECE would start on Monday, June 10 and end on Friday, June 14.
It congratulated all candidates, teachers, heads of basic
schools, directors of education, parents and guardians as well as all
stakeholders for the crucial roles they have played so far in preparing the
candidates for the examination.
“All candidates and stakeholders are assured that management
has worked very closely with the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to
ensure the smooth conduct of examinations throughout the country,” it
The statement also called on the candidates, invigilators and
supervisors to appreciate the fact that the basis of success in life was
honesty and hard work; as a result, they must eschew all forms of examination
malpractices during the period of the examination.
“All cases of reported examination malpractices will swiftly
be investigated and dealt with decisively. Candidates are requested to note the
rules governing the conduct of the examinations and abide by them to ensure
incident-free examinations,” it added.
The statement concluded that
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