Yendi (NR) – A total of 1,999 candidates made up of 1,094 boys and 905 girls from 36 Junior High Schools are writing the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in Seven Centres in the Yendi Municipality.
The centres include; Yendi Senior High School, Dagbong State Senior High Technical School, Yendi Primary school and 7As College of Science and Technology.
There are seven supervisors, 67 invigilators, and eight police officers at various centre.
Alhaji Hammed Abubakari Yussuf, the Yendi Municipal Chief Executive who addressed the candidates before the start of the examination warned the candidates not to cheat during the examination by involving themselves in examination malpractices.
He urged them not to send foreign materials into the examination hall because anyone caught with such materials would be arrested and prosecuted.
Alhaji Hammed warned the teachers not to attempt to enter the examination hall to teach the candidates as they would also be dealt with according to law when caught in any form of malpractices.
He appealed to them not to disappoint the Municipality because last year their colleagues did well and two of them from Abatey and SDA JHS qualified for the President’s Award and hoped they would make it and wish them good luck.
Mr Nelson Aborigia the Yendi Municipal Director of Education indicated that the candidates were going to compete with other candidates for placement into the Senior High School and reminded them that West African Examination Council had machines to detect examination malpractices and any centre cheated would have its papers cancelled.
He advised them to read their questions well before they starting to write and abide by all WAEC regulations on the examination question papers.
The first examination paper English 2 Essay started at 0900 hours and was followed by English 1 objective and Religious and Moral Education 1 objective for the day.
There were enough materials for the examination.
Some of the candidates complained that the answer booklets were small without supplementary sheets.
Source: Ghana News Agency