Takoradi� Ms Catherine Andoh-Mensah, the Metropolitan Education Public Relations Officer of the STMA, has called on all candidates writing this year’s BECE to study hard to attain good grades in the examination.
You have over these three-year period been given lots to learn, you do not need any foreign material at this point, yours is to believe in the notes from your teachers, prepare well through constant studies and get to the centre on time in order to go through all the process before the actual examination starts at 0900 hours.
Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Ms Andoh-Mensah said searching of candidates by examination invigilators formed part of the process and this should not scare any students or let them adopt any foul behaviour in the process.
Already, all the 7763 candidates including 2285 private school candidates have been taken through examination dos and don’ts and WEAC regulations on BECE and we at the Metro office believe that our students are going to put up a splendid performance to raise our image on the district league table, she said.
The PRO urged all candidates to eat well, dress well, avoid sending foreign materials to the examination centre.
Ms Andoh-Mensah said all was set for the examination with monitors and distributors of the papers including heads of schools properly engaged to avoid any challenges.
On the girl-child and pregnancy issues, the Metro Education PRO said the metro girl-child coordinator has visited many of the schools and educated the girls on the need to come and write whether pregnant or notit is their future and GES does not bar any such girls from writing.
On senior high school selection, she said despite the initial challenges associated with the process, parents together with their wards can now select any school of their choice.
But we advise that you select a school in your neighbourhood either boarding or day to avoid any hustle with admission, she added.
Ms Andoh-Mensah said, 30 percent of Grade A schools had been allotted to public candidates and would also be given only on merit.
She called on parents to assist their wards to select schools in accordance with specific codes.
Source: Ghana News Agency