BECE student in Ashanti Region goes blind upon opening examination paper

BECE student in Ashanti Region goes blind upon opening examination paper

- A junior high school finalist was struck with tragedy during the 2017 BECE

- Bernard reportedly went blind upon opening the Integrated Science examination paper

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The Basic Education Certificate Examination for 2017 in Ghana ended today, Friday June 9th but it didn’t end on such a good note for everyone.

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A BECE candidate in the Atiwa District of the Eastern Region couldn’t make his way through the five-day examination as tragedy befell him.

Bernard Opoku, a final-year student of Akyem Panning Junior High School, went blind during the Integrated Science examinations.

Bernard, with his ailing eye at the exam center

Bernard, with his ailing eye at the exam center

The young student reportedly went blind upon opening the examination sheet which contained the Integrated Science questions.

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According to reports, the student upon opening the paper to peruse the instructions before attempting to tackle the questions.

His eyes reportedly turned yellowish with “a whitish liquid” running down his cheeks causing an inability to see what was written on the paper.

Some reports claim that his predicament is a spiritual one.

The teachers and invigilators presents at the grounds reportedly offered some prayers which caused his left eye to open as his right one remained closed.

The District Chief Executive of Atiwa, Kwabena Nkansah Pannin advised that Bernard be sent to the hospital immediately after the examinations.

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