GES says it is working jointly with WAEC & Security Services to ensure smooth conduct of 2024 BECE

    The Ghana Education Service (GES) has said that it is working with the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and the Security Services to ensure the smooth conduct of the 2024 Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) at all the centres across the country.

    The 2024 BECE start today Monday, July 8, and will end on Monday 15th July 2024.

    The Management of the GES in a statement on Sunday, July 7 congratulated the candidates for their hard work and fortitude and expressed its gratitude to teachers, Heads of Basic Schools, Directors of Education, Parents/Guardians and all Stakeholders for the crucial roles they have played in preparing the candidates for the examination.

    “Candidates, Invigilators, Supervisors, Schools Authorities, Teachers and Parents are advised to desist from any form of examination malpractice. GES, WAEC and the Security Services are working jointly to ensure the smooth conduct of the examinations at all the centres across the country.”

    “Parents, candidates and the general public are informed that the school selection process will commence after the BECE. Details of the selection process will be communicated in due course,” it further stated.

    The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) wished all candidates well.

    The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) announced that all the necessary measures had been put in place for the 2024 BECE for final-year Junior High School students in Ghana.

    Speaking at a press briefing in Accra, on Friday, July 5, 2024, the Head of Public Affairs of WAEC, John Kabi, said that the 2024 BECE would commence on Monday, July 8, 2024, with English Language and end on Monday, July 15, 2024, with Arabic.

    He said that in all, nearly 57,000 candidates would be taking part in the examination which would be held at over 2,000 centres across the country.

    “At the end of the registration period, a total of 569,095 candidates, made up of 282,648 males and 286,447 females from 19,506 participating schools had registered for the school examination. This figure represents a decrease of 5.29% compared to the 2023 entry figure of 600,900. The examination will be held in 2,123 centres across the country. A total of 2,123 supervisors, 1,889 assistant supervisors and 19,973 invigilators have been engaged to ensure the smooth conduct of the examination.

    “In respect of BECE for Private Candidates, 1,366 candidates, comprising 735 males and 631 females registered for the examination. This year’s figure is less by 25.7% compared with the 2023 entry figure of 1,839. Fifteen (15) centres, mainly in the regional capitals, will be used for the BECE for Private candidates,” he said.

    GNAT asked the candidates to enter the examination room with confidence and to also justify all the time and investments made in them by their teachers, parents and all other stakeholders.

    In a statement signed by its General Secretary Thomas Musah, GNAT cautioned them against engaging in examination malpractices.

    “We urge you to observe all the rules and regulations governing the examination, read and understand all instructions before starting the paper(s), and as much as possible, only rely on your own ability, and not the person sitting next to you, and surely, victory shall be yours.

    “We encourage you all not to indulge in examination malpractices, to save yourselves from all unforeseen embarrassment, trauma and anxiety and believe this time round, the West African Examinations Council would itself be vigilant and ensure a hitch-free examination.

    “We are also hopeful, that the invigilators would not condone malpractices, and also make the exam hitch-free,” the statements said


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