Re-sit of five subject papers of this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), which were cancelled following a mass leakage of the papers, have ended.

Over four thousand candidates from thirteen thousand public and private basic schools participated in the two-day re-sit exams in English Language Paper Two, Religious and Moral Education Paper Two; Integrated Science Paper Two; Mathematics Paper Two; and Social Studies Papers One and Two.


A Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Education in charge of Tertiary Education, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwah, and the Acting Deputy Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Madam Elizabeth Desoussa, last Monday, toured some of the examination centres in the Greater Accra and Volta Regions.


The tour was to assess the condition of security interventions that had been made in relation to the re-sit examinations to ensure that all was well with the centres and devoid of any irregularities.  


At the first point of call at the Ashiaman Secondary School (Centre A), 331 out of the 334 registered candidates were busily partaking in the English Paper Two, followed by Centre B with 241 candidates present at the examination hall with one candidate absent.  Both centres were provided with strict security to prevent any form of malpractice that may occur.


At the Freeman Methodist Basic School in the Ningo Prampam district, all the 230 registered students were present at the examination centre, while 391 candidates wrote the English Paper Two at the District Assembly Basic 2 Examination hall which registered three absentees.


The Deputy  Minister assured the students and teachers  that security  was being taken seriously to avoid any leakages of questions that would lead to the cancellation of the examination papers the second time


Mr Okudzeto Ablakwa expressed the hope that the ongoing re-writing would be incident free. He also advised the students to be confident in their abilities and strive to perform well in the examination


At the Sogakofe Secondary School Centre, 256 candidates from 9 Junior High Schools were present for the re-sit examination, while one candidate was absent.  Except for absenteeism, and one girl who was said to be pregnant at the Teple Centre of Cunieberto Roman Catholic School in Sogakope  and could not turn up for the examination, the examinations took place incident-free.


Source: ISD (Naa Oboshie Palm)

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