Tears flow as BECE candidate sadly dies just 3 days to completion

Tears flow as BECE candidate sadly dies just 3 days to completion

- A student sitting for this year’s ongoing BECE has passed on

- 19-year-old Richard Mensah died on Wednesday, September 16,2020, at Apremdo in the Western Region

- Richard was a student of the Apowa Methodist Junior High School

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News reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that a student sitting for the 2020 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), has passed on.

Richard Mensah, 19, reportedly died on Wednesday, September 16,2020, at Apremdo in the Western Region.

He passed on at the Jemima Hospital at Kwesimintsim in the Western Region.

In a news report filed by 3news.com, his grandmother, who was speaking in an interview on Connect FM, said, he started complaining of headache on Saturday, September 12, 2020.

BECE candidate dies after writing four papers

A cross-section of students writing an exam. Source: Daily Graphic Source: UGC
Source: UGC

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According to her, he was rushed to the hospital for treatment since he had an exams to sit on Monday, September 14, 2020.

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The grandmother of the deceased further stated that he felt a bit better and, therefore, managed to participate in the exams.

Richard managed to write four out of the 10 papers that was supposed to be written.

Richard was a student of the Apowa Methodist Junior High School and was writing his exam at the St. Mary’s Senior High School Examination Center.

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In a related development, among the 531, 705 candidates sitting for the final year exam in the country, one of them caught the eye of Ghana's media and had her story highlighted.

The student, Madam Elizabeth Yamoah, 60, who at a first glance would be looking to be playing 'dress-up' in her granddaughter's school uniform, is actually not playing a prank.

Madam Elizabeth Yamoah is a student of Agona Odoben Presby Junior High School (JHS).

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The 60-year-old student is reported to be Ghana's oldest BECE candidate for the 2020 batch of students and is really looking to gain access to secondary education through the Free SHS programme.

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