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Don’t rely on ’’Juju’’ to pass- Tamale metro GES director tells BECE candidates


Candidates in the ongoing Basic Education Certification Examination (BECE) in the northern region have been urged to study hard and desist from relying on the spiritual powers or ’’Juju’’ to pass their exams.

They have also been advised to let books be their friends during the one week exam period for the interest of their own future. The 2013 BECE began on Monday 17 June.

In all 391,079 pupils of Junior high schools across the country are expected to take part in the Basic Education Certificate Examination. For start, they have taken the English Language and Social Studies papers at exactly 9 am. Out of the number, seven thousand, three hundred and seventy-nine (7,379) BECE candidates are taken part in the Tamale metropolis in twenty centers.

The centers have been designated in 6 Senior High Schools (SHS) and one training college (Bagabaga College of Education). Of the number, four thousand, seven hundred and five (4075) are boys and three thousand, three hundred and four (3304) girls.  The Tamale metropolitan Director of Education Alhaji Abdul-Rahman Saani disclosed this to Zaa News at one of the centers, Kalpohin Senior High School in Tamale.

The GES Tamale metro director also appealed to parents to take keen interest of their children education especially, during exam period.

On the absenteeism, Alhaji Saani was delighted about the attendance of this year’s candidates describing it high compared to previous years.  

He was particularly happy that girls candidates present in this year BECE has outweigh the previous years. At Kalpohin SHS center, 11 candidates were absent, nine boys and two girls.

When asked reasons for their absent, Alhaji Saani said, his information from the teachers were that they were not well. He said his outfit has not recorded any pregnancy issue among the absentees’ girls.  

Some of the candidates who spoke to Zaa News say the invigilators were strict with a little friendly behavior. Candidates from Kalpohin Anglican Junior High and Bright Kids Junior High Schools told our news team that they are sure of making it to the SHS.   The BECE determined Ghanaian pupil’s ability to proceed further to the Senior High School in their educational endeavor.  



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