The Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Hon. Elizabeth Kwatseo Sackey has toured some Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) centres in the Accra Metropolis to enable her to assess the conditions under which the students were writing the exams.
Hon Elizabeth Sackey who was accompanied by officials from the Assembly and the Metro Education Department first visited the Kaneshie Awudome “3” JSS, where 310 candidates made up of 149 boys and 161girls, were writing the examination.
The AMA boss used the opportunity to wish all the candidates well and encouraged them to rely on God and eschew all forms of examination malpractices during the examination period to pass successfully.
“I am here to encourage you all to rely on God and not cheating to come out successfully…We are with you and pray that the Lord will enlighten and give you the wisdom, understanding and retentive memory,” she said.
“You are the future generation and I want to encourage you to look up to God, fear not and don’t attempt to cheat but genuinely do your best and God will see you through,” she told the candidates.
About 6,414 candidates within AMA are said to be taking this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination which began on Monday and is expected to end on Friday, November 19.
Speaking to journalists after the tour Hon Elizabeth Sackey expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the examination so far.
“From all the centres I have been to, it is clear that the teachers have prepared the candidates very well… The demeanour of the children depicts seriousness and it is obvious that they are in to pass,” she said.
She also appealed to parents to spare their children sometime during the period and supervise them to learn to come out successfully.
The BECE is written annually after three years of Junior Secondary Education in the country to qualify students for admission into Senior High and Vocational Schools.