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General News of Monday, 11 April 2011

Source: GNA

BECE takes-off smoothly in Winneba

Winneba (C/R), April 11, GNA - The Member of Parliament for Effutu Constituency, Mr Mike Hammah, has urged candidates taking the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in Winneba, to desist from examination malpractices since that could lead to the cancellation of their papers.

He made the call when he in the company of Mr Kofi Kussachin, Effutu Municipal Coordinating Director, Mrs Elizabeth Amoako Ennimel, Municipal Director of Education and her deputy Mrs Shelly Coleman, visited the two centres in Winneba on Monday. A total of 899 children from 24 public and private schools registered for the examination but two died before the examination day on Monday April 11th while one failed to turn-up for the paper. Mr Samuel Essandoh, supervisor at the Centre 91A' at the Winneba Senior High School briefing the visitors said a total of 482 are taking the examination at the centre. At Centre 91B', the Supervisor, Mrs Coleman told newsmen that 414 candidates were registered. According to her, the examination started peacefully without any proble= ms.

Mr Hammah, who is also the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, therefore urged the students to be focused to enable them to pass the examination. He hoped that this year's results would be better than the previous years following intensive classes organised for the children.

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