BECE Candidates Advised Against Excessive Jubilation

Mr Sam Asiedu Bimpong, a supervisor at the Bishop Girls Examination Centre, on Monday cautioned final year Junior High School (JHS) pupils not to excessively jubilate over the completion of their basic education. He said over the years pupils had injured themselves in the course of jubilation, citing the use of powder, perfumes and other substances, which accidentally goes into the eyes to cause damage. Mr. Bimpong told the Ghana News Agency that the centre did not record any incident of examination malpractice and that the general conduct of pupils at this year�s Basic Education Certificate Examination was good. He said students were taken through intensive orientation on how to behave during the examination period and that went a long way to influence their good behavior. Three schools Bishop Girls� School, and Independence Avenue 1 and 2 Junior High School with a total population of 196, wrote the exams at the Centre. Mr Bimpong said pregnant pupils were allowed to write their papers. Miss Mary Adjei from Independence Avenue �2� JHS told the GNA that all the topics she anticipated were asked and that made her very happy. She expressed confidence that she would excel in all her papers and make her sick father proud. At the Accra Senior High School Centre, where candidates from 12 schools wrote the exams, most of the pupils were excited for successfully completing basic level education. Mr. Collins Coudjoe, a teacher at the Noree Junior High School at Asylum Down said the pupils had comported themselves and hoped they would pass the examination well. Master Nuhu Abakar, a 21-year old Nigerian candidate of the Al-Weeled Islamic School said he was grateful for the opportunity to write the BECE in Ghana. At the Holy Trinity Cathedral Examination Centre, Mr. Hayford Boaz told the GNA that 281 students participated in the examination. Mr. Zacharia Kwao and Mr. George Twum teachers from S.D.A and Apostolic Academy respectively expressed their confidence in the ability of their pupils, �we are happy to see our pupils complete a vital stage of their lives�. Majority of the pupils said they found the Science and Mathematics papers difficult. At the Bishop School where 196 pupils wrote the examinations, most pupils were clad in T-shirts bearing the names of their classmates and they exchanged phone numbers after the exams. Mr. Samuel Asiedu, chief supervisor of the Bishop School Centre, said six pregnant girls were allowed to write. The JHS pupils wrote eight papers - English, Mathematics, Integrated Science, Social Studies, Religious and Moral Education (R.M.E), Basic Designing and Technology (B.D.T), French and Ghanaian Language, and Information, Communication and Technology.