2024 BECE: Avoid examination malpractices – President admonishes candidates

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has admonished candidates of the ongoing Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) to eschew examination malpractices

In a message to the candidates posted on his Facebook page on the eve of the examination, he said they should uphold honesty and integrity as these values would serve them well throughout their lives.

“Approach each paper with clear mind, answer the questions of the best of your ability and trust in the knowledge and skills you have acquired over the years.

“Remember, your hard work and dedication have brought you this far, and a bright future awaits. With the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy, every one of you has the opportunity to continue your education and pursue your dreams,” he said.

President Akufo-Addo advised them to remain calm and give the examination their best shot, reminding them that the nation was behind them in their endeavour.

 Similarly, the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has conveyed to the candidates a message of encouragement through which it has encouraged them to approach the papers with all seriousness.

The message signed and issued by the General Secretary of the Association, Thomas T. Musah said they needed to take the examination seriously because it was the first step to achieving success in their educational endeavour in particular and life in general.

“You have gone through all odds over the past nine years with such resilience. We therefore trust you are now embarking on the crucial journey to higher education with the can-do spirits.

“You must therefore enter the examination room with confidence, justify all the time and investments made in you and make Ghana, your teachers, parents and all other stakeholders proud by coming out of the exam with flying colours,” it said.

The statement urged the candidates to observe all the rules and regulations governing the examination, read and understand all instructions before starting the paper.

“We encourage you all not to indulge in examination malpractices, to save yourselves from all unforeseen embarrassment, trauma and anxiety and believe this time round, the West African Examinations Council would itself be vigilant and ensure a hitch-free examination.

The Association urged invigilators to avoid condoning malpractices, and also make the exam hitch-free.

“Ghana looks up to you to bear its torch of progress and prosperity. You therefore need not fail her. Your parents, siblings and the larger society all look up to you, so you need not disappoint them. The future is yours, so take advantage of the BECE, and carve a niche for yourselves.

‘The GNAT has confidence in you all and wishes you all the best. May all your efforts be crowned with success. We look forward to welcoming you to the arena of higher education soon. God bless you and best of luck to you all,” the statement said.


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