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Seven pregnant girls are reported to be sitting for this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the Awutu Senya West District of the Central region.

Checks by Adom News’ Regional Correspondent, Kofi Adjei revealed that one of the girls failed to write the exam because she gave birth on Sunday.

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Meanwhile, 23 BECE candidates in Awutu Senya West were absent on the first day of the exam aside one pregnant girl who collapsed upon arrival at the centre.

According to Eunice Amponsah, Public Relations Officer of the Awutu Senya West Ghana Education Service, the absentees were 11 males and 12 females.

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Meanwhile, District Chief Executive for Awutu Senya West, Stephen Kwame Quaye, who expressed shock at the number of absentees, charged parents to monitor the activities of their children who are participants in the on-going exam to enable them enjoy the benefit of the free senior high school.

Source: | Adom News | Kofi Adjei