BECE 2020: Stop loitering around Examination Halls- GES warns Teachers, Headmasters

The Asante Akim south Municipal Director for Education has warned headmasters and teachers in her Municipality to desist from the unhealthy practice of maneuvering their ways to the examination centers during Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) which begins on Monday, September 14, 2020, and end on Friday, September 18, 2020, nationwide for all Junior High School (JHS) final year students.

A statement issued by the Municipal Director for Education and signed by Evelyn Karina Benewoe on Friday, 11 September 2020, noted “In the respect to Ghana education service policies, JHS’s head are obliged to send their candidates to their respective examination centers to identify them to write the BECE”.

It announced that: “Management is by this letter admonishing all JHS Heads to take this information very serious only heads or their representatives are permitted to send their candidates to the examination centres. Under no circumstances should any other teacher be found roaming around the examination centres”.

It added that: Management would not deal kindly with any head or teacher who goes contrary to the directive.

West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has said all is set for this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

“The council has put in a great deal of work to get the test items and all logistics needed for the Examination ready.

“All the question papers have been produced under tight security and surveillance of the Ghana Police and WAEC Security.”

Mrs Wendy E. Addy-Lamptey, Head of National Office, WAEC, said this at a press conference in Accra on 2020 Examinations.

She said the Examination for school candidates would be conducted from September 14-18, with a total of 531,705 candidates comprising 269,419 males and 262,286 females.

“The candidates are from 17,440 schools and they will write the Examination at 2007 centres,” Mrs Addy-Lamptey said.