2014 BECE Starts Today: 8month pregnant girl showed-up to write exam in Sunyani

This year's Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) begins on

Monday, June 16 with 422,946 final-year junior high school (JHS)

students writing the examination.

The figure represents an increase of 31,864 over last year's total

number of 391,082.

The 2014 BECE candidates, who are from 12,562 public and private

schools, are made

up of 223,765 males and 199,181 females.

They are expected to write the examination at 1,437 centers across the country.

Two papers will be written every day from June 16 to 20, 2014, with

the English Language and Religious and Moral Education papers being

written on the first day of the examination.

Breakdown of candidates

According to statistics made available to the Daily Graphic by the

West African Examinations Council (WAEC), 391,730 candidates will

write the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) paper, while

171,274 candidates will write the French paper.

In the Brong Ahafo Region, 39,763 candidates are expected to write the

examination at 147 centers; 21,728 male candidare and 18,000 female


News Hunter Magazine's source from the Sunyani Senior High School

(SUSEC) indicate that one of the candidate is pregnant for 8months.

Candidates from the various schools were grouped to receive

inspirations and motivations from their teachers before the start of

the examination. Nana Yaw Effah a teacher at Bishop Lamer Anglican

school told NHM that all is set and he belief the candidates will put

what they learned from the class into use.

At Twene Amanfo Senior High School one the examination centers in

Sunyani, Mr. Akuka Ibrahim the Chief Supervisor of the four centers

who also doubles of the school indicates that 1005 candidates were

expected to take the exam but 988 turned up; 512boys and 476 girls

leaving 17 absentees of which 11 of them are girls and 6 boys.


According to Mr. Akuka one of the boys is said to traveled abroad and

a girl was reported to has left the house on Friday 13th of this month

and has since not reported.

He said the where about of the rest and the reason behind their

absence are yet to come to light.

"We will let you know as soon as we find out why they couldn't turn

up", he said promisingly.

We wish all the candidates the best of luck


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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