Ejura-Sekyedumase MCE Tours BECE Centers and Encourage Candidates
The Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), which is conducted annually in the month of June by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), is the main examination writing to qualify students for admission into Senior High and Vocational Schools in Ghana. It is written after three years of Junior High School (JHS) education.
Out of 104,461 registered Candidates in the Ashanti Region, 2,435 drawn from Seventy-Four (74) Schools made up Sixteen (16) Private and Fifty-Eight (58) Public Schools with 1,207 and 1,228 being Male and Female Candidates respectively will be sitting for the exams within the Ejura-Sekyedumase Municipality.
The Municipality has nine (9) exam centers earmarked for this week-long examination, which commenced from Monday, June 10, 2019 and scheduled to end on Friday June 14, 2019.
The Municipal Chief Executive (M.C.E), Hon. Alhaji Mohammed Salisu Bamba and a team comprising of the Municipal Education Director, Mr. Patrick Ofori and some Members of the Municipal Assembly and Education Directorate embarked on a tour of the various exams centers within the municipality. The purpose of the visit was to motivate thus offer words of encouragement to the candidates.
The Team first visited the Ejura T.I Ahmediyya Exams center, were the M.C.E interacted with Candidates in order to ascertain their state of mind regarding the examination. He carried out similar activity at other Exam centers visited.
In an interview with the Media, Hon. Salisu Bamba explained that his visit was to advise and psyche the candidates up to be well composed for the examination.
“Over the years our candidates have performed well in the BECE and it is important that we encourage them to do more and from our visit, it is very clear that the students have been encouraged and are poised to come up with flying colours at the end of the examination. The experienced teachers are also to be commended for preparing the students for the examination Thanks also go to Nana Ejurahene who has a keen interest in education for equipping the candidates with tools to write the exams.”
He also advised the candidates to give off their very best in order to enjoy the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy of the Government.
The M.C.E also visited exam centers at Bonyon, Ashakoko, Ahenboboano,Sekyedumase and Anyinasu in the Municipality.
The Hon. M.C.E of the Ejura-Sekyedumase Municipal Assembly, Alhaji Mohammed Salisu Bamba wishes all BECE candidates within and outside the municipality the very best of luck in their exams.