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Regional News of Saturday, 8 June 2019

Source: Daniel Kaku

Jomoro Municipal Education Director advises BECE candidates

The Municipal Education Director of Jomoro Municipality in the Western Region, George Effah has advised Basic Education Certificate Examination candidates in the area to desist from all forms of examination malpractices.

As part of the measures to ensure a smooth, successful writing of the examination, Mr Effah urged them to stay away from all manner of examination malpractices that can jeopardize their lives in future.

In an exclusive interview with Daniel Kaku, on Friday, June 7, 2019 at Half Assini, he encouraged them to zealously learn so that they can pass their examinations and be enrolled onto the Free SHS Programme.

He, therefore, encouraged parents and guardians to attach importance and due diligence to their wards' education.

According to the Education Director, ''learning is a pivotal role in climbing the educational ladder and achieving success, any other dubious means in trying to achieve success through education would rather jeopardize their lives and therefore encouraged all 2019 BECE candidates in Jomoro to remain focused as far the 2019 BECE is concerned''.

He is of the optimistic and strongly believes that, with all the hard work invested in the teaching and learning by their teachers and the sleepless nights, success is the key.

Asking of the data on the 2019 BECE in Jomoro, Mr. Effah said 93 schools registered for the 2019 BECE and out of this number, 50 are public schools and 43 are private schools.

2,306 candidates registered and expected to be seated for the 2019 BECE, out of this number,1183 are boys and 1124 are girls.

Total number of public school candidates are 1491 out of this number, 767 are boys and 724 are girls.

Total number of private school candidates are 815 and out of this, 415 are boys and 400 are girls.

So far no pregnancy have been recorded.

On security, according to the Director, 9 Police Officers have been deployed for that, 6 Police Officers would be at the 6 centres, 2 police officers would be escorting the exams officer and others for the to and fro of the distribution of exams papers and the other 1 police officer left would be guiding the depot.

On contributions toward the preparation of 2019 BECE candidates, he said the Member of Parliament of Jomoro, Hon. Paul Essien as part of his contribution in raising the standard and the performance of the candidates fully sponsored one out of the three mocks done.

The Jomoro Municipal Assembly through the Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Ernest Kofie also sponsored the seasonal Examiners in Jomoro for the briefings and orientation of all 2019 BECE candidates on how to answer examination questions and also took them through the dos and dons in examination.

On his part, thehe Examination Coordinator of Jomoro Municipal Education office, Mr. George Yakom also added that, stringent measures and strategies have also been put in place in ensuring that, the 2019 BECE become exceptionally successful.

He further added that, ''All prospective 2019 BECE invigilators and Supervisors have been taking through briefings and full preparations towards acting devoid of intimidations.''

He, however, seized the opportunity to caution all and sundry to desist from acts that may lure candidates not focusing on prime motive of examination.

He also seized the opportunity to wish all 2019 BECE candidates in Jomoro success in advance.

The 2019 Basic Education Certificate Examination begins Monday, June 10 and ends Friday, June 14, 2019 across the country.