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General News of Tuesday, 6 June 2017


Free SHS awaits you – Nana Addo assures BECE candidates

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has wished candidates participating in this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) success.

“The very best of luck to the 468,053 beginning today (which was yesterday). Free SHS awaits you in September 2017.

Seize this opportunity with both hands and open the door to your own and Ghana’s bright future,” Mr Akufo-Addo tweeted.

Government’s Free Senior High School (SHS) is scheduled to commence in September this year when this year’s batch enrolls for second cycle education.

By Free SHS, in addition to tuition which is already free, government says there would be no admission, library, science resource, computer lab, examination, and utility fees; there will be free textbooks, free boarding and free meals, and day students will get a meal at school for free.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has assured the public that no examination leakages will result in this year’s exam.

“The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has done its best in packaging and setting of the questions under strict supervision,” GES Public Relations Officer (PRO), Rev. Jonathan Bettey, said: adding: “We are 100 per cent sure that security-wise everything is tight” and no leakages are expected.

Over the years, examination leakages have been a challenge for WAEC as some papers have found their way into the hands of candidates before they sit for those papers.

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