1,393 pupils across the country are taking part in this year’s private Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
The number includes candidates who are rewriting the examination because they did not perform well in specific subjects, as well as those desirous to further their education, and are therefore writing the examination for the first time.
This is the third time the private exams is being held after it was first held in 2015.
The Public relations Officer of WAEC, Agnes Teye Cudjoe, in an interview with Citi News, urged the candidates to observe all examination rules and avoid engaging in malpractices.
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“We’ll urge all of them to adhere to the rules and to do whatever it is that is expected of them. They should be sure that if they adhere to all the rules they can pass the examination.”
She added that, “we have 1,393 candidates and they are writing in 10 centres.