Students in the examination hall
About 27,428 candidates sat for this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination here in the Eastern region in 153 centres.
The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Victor Smith however visited eight centres in the region to assess the situation.
Schools visited included the Ofori Panin Senior School, Welherma Bishop Memorial Senior high school in the East Akim district; Nsaba Municipal Assembly Primary School and Nkawkaw Senior High School in the Kwahu West District.
The others are Abetifi Presbyterian Senior High School, and Mpraeso Senior High School in the Kwahu East District.
In the Kwahu West District, a total number of 1992 candidates from 65 schools sat for the examination. They were made of 1007 boys and 985 girls.
At the Kwahu East district, 899 candidates from 39 schools sat for the examination. They 498 boys and 401 girls, two students were absent while one was reported dead.
The Kwahu South district had 1138 candidates, 657 boys and 481 girls from 42 school.
At each centre, Mr. Victor Smith wished the students luck and urged them to read the questions carefully before answering them.
He advised them to desist from taking foreign materials into the examination hall adding that if caught would lead to the cancellation of their paper.”
Mr. Smith advised the candidates to obey all rules and regulation governing the examination.
Some of the candidates who spoke to the Times said that they were nervous but trust they would perform well in the examination.