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Regional News of Friday, 4 January 2013

Source: GNA

Lambussie-Karni District records massive failure in BECE

The Lambussie-Karni District in the Upper West Region has recorded a massive 74.5 percent failure in the 2012 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) raising several concerns among all stakeholders.

Out of a total of 427 candidates comprising 274 boys and 153 girls that sat for the 2012 BECE in the District only 25.5% passed with the rest failing to make it to the next level.

Mr Clement Benin, the Lambussie-Karni District Chief Executive (DCE), said this during the celebration of the annual “Mifele” (new grain) Festival of the chiefs and people of the Lambussie Traditional Area.

The DCE expressed worry about the situation called for a concerted effort among all stakeholders in the educational sector in order to reverse the unfortunate situation.

Mr Benin said the Assembly had started implementing measures to address the unfortunate situation saying the Assembly held a forum which he chaired last week to examine the situation and find a way forward.

He called for the support and cooperation of traditional rulers to help address the challenges confronting the education sector in the District and appealed to student to eschew all negative tendencies that could affect their performance and jeopardise their academic career.

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