All is set for this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) across 1,437 centres in the country. More than 400,000 candidates are expected to sit for this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination which starts on Monday, 15th June, 2015.
The number includes students from over 12,500 public and private basic schools across the country with more males represented.
According to the Principal Public Affairs Officer of the West African Examination Council (WAEC), Mrs. Agnes Teye Cudjoe, mechanisms have been put in place to prevent incidences of malpractice during this year’s examination.
A nationwide sensitization program was carried out by the council this year to discourage heads of schools, teachers and students from engaging in examination malpractice.
WAEC has over the years contended with several instances of malpractices which is adversely affecting the credibility of the exams but Mrs. Cudjoe believes the council will have an incident free examination this year.
Candidates will commence the examination with English and Religious and Moral Education on Monday. Integrated Science and Basic Design and Technology will be taken on Tuesday.
Mathematics and Ghanaian language and culture will be written on Wednesday with Social studies and French on Thursday.
The examination ends on Friday when candidates take their Information and Communication Technology paper.