The commencement of the B.E.C.E in the western region, specifically Takoradi was not on a good note yesterday. Students going to write the exams were much stranded together with their teachers.
The examination papers were not delivered to some centers on time which delayed the beginning of the exams, some schools could not also find their examination centers which really put fear in the students and some teachers. Judea international school was a victim of schools who could not find their center for writing.
It took the intervention of the western regional minister, Honorable Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah to help these schools locate their centers, when the time for starting had passed and the exams has already commenced
Western region happens to have 1772 schools registered for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (B.E.C.E), 191 centers and with 52,806 students writing in all. Out of the 52,806 students 27,269 of them are males and 25,537 are females.
One cannot tell whose fault it is for all these to happen, is it that of the Ghana Education Service (GES) or is it as a result of the population of the registered candidates. But even with that we urge GES to put in their best effort to ensure a smooth exams.
Story by: Maame Esi Ewudziwaa