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Regional News of Friday, 1 June 2018

Source: JAMES HARRY OBENG

Tema Metro Education Director wishes BECE candidates success

The Metro Director of Education for Tema in the Greater Accra Region, Mrs. Margaret Nsiah-Asamoah, has sent a goodwill message to students in the metropolis who will be sitting for this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) which starts on Monday, Monday 4.

Mrs. Nsiah-Asamoah, in the message addressed to all Heads of basic schools (public and private) in metropolis, called for success for the BECE candidates, and challenged them to give out their best to make Ghana and the metropolis proud.

“As you prepare fervently for the examination, may the good Lord continue to guide and protect you, give you retentive memory and above all, crown your efforts with success. God bless you all,” the Metro Director indicated in the message dated May 30.

A total of 7,479 candidates will take the exams at 25 centres in the metropolis, made up of 3,550 boys and 3,929 girls. Of the number, 3,878 candidates are from 49 public schools in the metropolis, and 3,601 from private schools. The private school candidates are made up of 1,732 boys and 1,869 girls, as the public schools present 1,818 boys and 2,060 girls.

Twenty-five (25) candidates, made up of 16 boys and nine girls, have disability issues, that is, deaf and dumb. Also, 258 invigilators have been engaged, in addition to 25 supervisors, 24 assistant supervisors, and 32 police officers. Nurses will be put on standby to provide first-aid attention at emergencies.

The Metro Education Office, on Monday, held a workshop at Our Lady of Mercy Senior High School (OLAMS) where the Tema Exams Coordinator, Mr. Henry Ayetse, took the invigilators through the Dos and Donts of invigilation. He announced that, as management decision, the Metro Office will not engage any Junior High School (JHS) teacher for invigilation throughout next week’s BECE exercise.

This, he explained, was to avoid situations where a teacher “might feel tempted to help a candidate because s/he teaches the subject being written,” among others.

Photo Caption: Mrs. Margaret Nsiah-Asamoah flanked by two of her deputies, Mrs. Christina Taylor (left), in-charge of Supervision & Monitoring; and Mr Gabriel Kotei (right), in-charge of Finance & Administration