The Upper East Regional Minister, Stephen Yakubu has encouraged all final year Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) students in the Upper East to start their final basic examination with positive minds and perform well.
Whiles touring some of the examinations centres in the Bolgatanga Municipality together with the MCE of Bolgatanga and some officials from the Ghana Education service, Mr. Yakubu urged the students to desist from examination malpractice and be focus in order to come out with good grades.
According to the Regional Minister, the BECE is a very important exam and the students have to take it seriously and get good grades.
“You need to concentrate on what you are doing, because as you turn to see what someone else is doing, your thinking may change. So just concentrate. Don’t turn to listen to whatever others might be doing. Just don’t mind them and concentrate on your paper and make sure you write what you think is right. Try to remember what the teacher has taught you and then put everything in place and hopefully you will pass.”
“All of you know how our homes are. Education is one of the most important things in our lives. If you want to move on in life, if you want to succeed, you have to pass. Making sure you pass means that you have to study very hard,” he said.
On his part, the Bolgatanga Municipal Chief Executive, Rex Asanga, also called on the candidates to perform well and get their first choice of Senior High Schools.
Estella Kye-eboh, the Bolgatanga Municipal Director of Education called on the BECE students to pass their examination well and take advantage of the government free Senior High School policy.
According to the Upper East Regional Education Directorate close to 20,000 students are expected to sit for this year’s BECE in the Region. In all, 679 schools are expected to present students who would sit for the exam, 564 of the schools are public basic schools while the remaining 115 are private basic schools.
Source:A1Radioonline.Com|101.1MHZ|David Azure |Bolgatanga|Ghana