Miss Catherine Davies has advised candidates writing the Basic Entrance Certificate Examination ( BECE ) and the West African Senior High Certificate Examination (WASCE ) to avoid acts that could lead to the cancelation or withholding of their results.
She said many students in their bid to attain best aggregates , resort to cheating and other examination malpractices and this had affected them.
Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in an interview at Tarkwa , Ms . Davies said 2 , 704 candidates are writing the BECE in the Tarkwa – Nsuaem Municipality.
This is made up of 1 , 350 girls and 1 , 354 boys drawn from 42 public and 17 private schools .
Ms . Davies said 23 students were absent with two of them being pregnant while the remaining boys who could not be traced are suspected to have joined illegal gold mining .
Ms . Davies commended teachers for their show of maturity and devotion to duty and for not allowing mistakes in the Single Spine Salary structure to affect their roles in the examinations.