- The Upper East region has recorded the deaths of three BECE candidates
- The GES reveals that 9 other candidates are nowhere to be found
The death of three BECE candidates has been reported by the Upper East regional district of the Ghana Education Service.
Head of the GES at Sissala East, Leonard Ananobalong, has revealed that nine other candidates have for some strange and unknown reasons, failed to sit their papers. The Sissala East district of the Upper East region has so far registered 896 candidates for this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE).
The Upper East region forms part of several regions in the hinterlands to suffer poor performance in the BECE often due to the high levels of poverty and also the non-availability of reading materials for pupils.
Meanwhile, president of the republic, Nana Akufo-Addo is assuring candidates of the ongoing Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) of free tuition once they qualify for placement at the various senior high So far, a total of 468,053 candidates have registered, and are expected to sit for this year’s exams across the country.
Also, a statement from the Ghana Education Service (GES) has cautioned students to do away with examination malpractices during the exercise. Teachers have also been warned to desist from making any dubious moves during the examinations.
Government’s flagship free SHS program is expected to fall in place come September 2017. What this means is that students will not be made to pay fees regarding admission, library, science resource among others.
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