Education Minister Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum
Education Minister Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum

Candidates writing this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) have been urged to desist from examination malpractice.

Deputy Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, who gave the advice on Adom FM’s morning show Dwaso Nsem, Monday urged the candidates not to put fear in them since the exam is like the normal school examination they write.

“My message to our children writing this year’s exam is to see this exam as a normal one and not rely on questions from other people which to me is cheating. If you have learned, it’s important to concentrate on what you’ve learnt and don’t rely on other questions that would rather end up confusing you,” he said.

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Over five hundred thousand pupils at the basic level are partaking in this year’s BECE which begins across the country today.

Some 16,871 schools are presenting pupils for the exam which will last for five days.

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Out of the 517,332 candidates who will write the examination, 263,616 are males, while 153,716 are females.

Dr Adutwum added that the Akufo-Addo government has absorbed the registration fees of the candidates.

This marks the Akufo-Addo government’s latest intervention in public education after the implementation of the Free Senior High School policy which started with the 2017/2018 academic year senior high school entrants.

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Dr Adutwum said the candidates need enough time to prepare for every exam and therefore advised parents to allow their wards to have less attention for house chores to concentrate on their studies.

Source: | Dorcas Abedu-Kennedy