This year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination ( BECE ) on Monday commenced late at the Accra Academy Centre due to lateness of invigilators.
Madam Dora Dankwa Darko , Supervisor at the Accra Academy Center ‘A ‘ in an interview with Ghana News Agency in Accra, said some of the invigilators arrived late while others were yet to come, at the time the GNA arrived .
The Accra Academy Centre comprises of two centres with 18 schools with a total of 613 Candidates. Some of the schools participating include Saint Anthony ‘ A ‘ and ‘ B ‘ Junior High School ( JHS ) , Bright Future Academy, Universal Academy, New Abossy Okai 1 and 3 JHS , Pentecost Preparatory and Cambridge Preparatory and JHS .
She expressed the hope that candidates would comport themselves throughout the examination process. At the time Ghana News Agency visited the Centre , there was no police personnel at post.
Master Obed Garbrah , 15, from the Cambridge JHS , who spoke to the GNA, expressed the hope that with all that they had learnt , success was assured.
Ms Jennifer Mensah Woode , 14, also from Cambridge JHS , said with the advice given them by their teachers , they were confident of getting their target grades. Mr Alex Otabil , teacher in charge of Cambridge JHS , said his students were adequately prepared based on the assessment conducted by the school.
He appealed to stakeholders and government to come to the aid of schools without science laboratories , saying students only knew the theory of the science subjects.
At the Accra High Compound “A” Centre , the examination began at about 09: 25 due to the late arrival of question papers from the West African Examinations Council.
Mr George Agbley, Supervisor in Charge of Examinations at the Accra High Compound “A “, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency noted that even though examination materials arrived a week ago, the question papers got to the centre at about 0855 hours.
Mr Agbley said seven schools had registered at the centre and there was 100 per cent turnout.
In all 217 candidates are sitting the examination . The schools include Aggrey Memorial, Kanda International School , Calvary Methodist , Star Avenue , Kanda 3 JHS , Kanda 1 JHS , and Noree School” , he added. At the Accra High Centre ” B ” Examination Centre , Madam Dorothy Obianim , Supervisor in Charge , said the examination started at 09 : 30 due to the late arrival of question papers.
Madam Obianim said eight schools had registered at the centre, with a total of 206 candidates.
The schools registered at the centre are Al Waheed , Al Waheed , Bethany School , Ring Road Est . , Kanda AMA, New Nation , St Cecilia , Mt Zion , and John Havard.