The Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) has finally taken off in Kumasi, in the Ashanti Region after early morning downpour caused the delay in the start of the first paper, English Language.
At a visit to some of the examination centres, in Kumasi, examination officers-in-charge of supervision attributed the late arrival of exams materials to the centres, following continuous rains in parts of the Region for the delay in the start of the paper.
However, with the arrival of the materials, they noted that all the needed checks and preparations have been made for the candidates to write the first paper.
It emerged, at the Kumasi Anglican Senior High School centre, about 20 candidates were absent but the officials at the centre could not state the exact reasons for their absence.
Despite this everything was in place for the conduct of the exams.
In all, a total of 104,461 candidates are sitting for the exams in the Ashanti Region.
The Member of Parliament of Asokwa Constituency, Madam Patricia Appiagyei together with the Municipal Chief Executive of Asokwa Municipal Assembly, Mr. Akwanuassah Gyimah, and other local authorities visited some of the centers in the Asokwa Municipality.
She urged the candidates to feel at ease in order to be able to face the paper confidently. She told the students to put in their best while they tackle all the questions they have to.
Mad. Appiagyei also advised them to endeavor to abide by the exam’s regulations and instructions from the supervisors.
She was hopeful that such interactions with the candidates can boost their morale to write and pass the exams successfully.