Education Minister Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh has encouraged the over 500,000 final-year Junior High School students sitting the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), which begins today, Monday, 14 September 2020 to be confident as â€œsuccess shall be theirsâ€.
Dr Opoku Prempeh, however, advised the candidates to avoid any temptation of examination malpractices.
He stated in a Facebook post that every candidate who is successful and qualifies to be placed in any of the public senior high schools is assured of admission, irrespective of their familyâ€™s financial circumstances due to the governmentâ€™s flagship Free SHS policy.
Dr Opoku Prempeh wished every candidate the very best in the examination.
Some 531,674 candidates will be writing the week-long BECE at 2,007 examination centres across the country.
269,419 of the candidates are males while 262,286 are females.
Source: Class FM