38,635 candidates are sitting for this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) at 128 Centers in the Western Region.
This number is made up of 19,649 boys, and 18,986 girls from 1,258 schools of which 786 are from public schools and 472 from private schools with 1,385 supervisors invigilators.
Madam Elizabeth Etroo, Western Regional Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Ghana Education Service (GES) who gave the details in an interview with IGOGHANA said all the centers started the exams without a hitch.
Madam Etroo who visited the Fijai SHS, Archbishop Porter Girls SHS, Ahantaman Girls SHS, and the St John’s Boys SHS Centers was happy that absenteeism was low among the candidates.
She also announced that there were no cases of pregnancy recorded yet and expressed the hope that there would be no such cases as well as absenteeism.
She wished all the candidates well in the exams and urged them to make progress from the efforts that have been made in them by their parents and teachers.
Madam Etroo also expressed the optimism that the invigilators would not condone any exam malpractices and also make the exams hitch-free and fair.
However, she urged all the invigilators to be diligent with their supervision and most importantly exercise tolerance with the candidates.
The examination began with Social Studies and Information, Communication and Technology (ICT).