517,332 candidates write BECE in Ghana

517,332 candidates write BECE in Ghana

- Candidates from 16,871 public and private basic schools nationwide begin the 2019 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), today June 10, 2019

- A total of 517,332 candidates will write the exams across the country

The Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) begins across Ghana today, June 10, 2019, with a total of 517,332 final-year Junior High School (JHS) students participating.

They comprise 263,616 males and 253,716 females.

Pupils who pass the exam will gain admission into the government’s flagship free senior high school policy.

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In 2018, 509,824 candidates took the examination, meaning that there has been an increase of 7,508 candidates.

The 2019 BECE candidates, who are from 16,871 public and private JHSs, will write the examination at 1,880 centres across the country.

The examination will be manned by 1,880 supervisors and 18,136 invigilators.

Private candidates were given the opportunity to sit for the exams earlier in February.

The week-long examination was initially slated for Monday, June 3 to Friday June 7 but the Ghana Education Service (GES) rescheduled the date to the present one.

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