The Deputy Education Minister Honorable Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has paid a visits to BECE candidates in the Ashanti Region on Friday 18 September, 2020.
The Deputy Educaton Minister shared his visit to the final year student who are sitting for their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in his Facebook post.
“Friday, 18/09/2020I visited some BECE centres in the Ashanti Region to get first hand information on the ongoing exams
Candidates writing at Akyinakrom were elated seeing me and shared with me some of their experiences in writing first time external examinations. Those writing at the St. George’s Senior High Technical School, Kuntenase, were optimistic of good results. The Jachie-Pramso SHS Centre had enthusiastic candidates writing their last paper.
In all, I could see candidates’ readiness for higher heights as they sat quietly and busily writing their papers under strict COVID-19 prevention protocols.
I commended the various supervisors and invigilators as well as the security personnel at the various centres for the good job done.
Earlier this week on Monday, the Minister has shared good luck wishes to all candidates writing the exams this year.
“Starting today, Monday (14/09/2020), 531, 705 candidates are writing the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). My best wishes to them.
COVID-19 brought tough times: break in contact hours for some time, an extension of the academic calendar, and later attending classes under strict COVID-19 prevention protocols. Notwithstanding this, the President, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, through the Ministry of Education, instituted good policies that have brought us this far.
As I wish every candidate good luck, I also advise them to follow the examination rules and regulations and adhere to the COVID-19 Preventive Protocols in the examination halls and beyond.I also assure them that the Government has made preparations to welcome them into the various Senior High Schools in the coming academic year.
I use this opportunity to commend teachers for their sacrifices during these trying times. I personally appreciate the role of parents and guardians in helping prepare our candidates for the week-long exams. Once again, I wish all our candidates good luck and a COVID-free BECE. God Bless our Homeland Ghana!”