Success Requires Hard Work – Presbyterian Church Moderator Urges BECE Candidates
The moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rt Rev Prof. Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante has admonished Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates to put in their best in the upcoming Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in order to be successful.
In a message contained in a statement released on September 11, the Moderator stressed that success cannot be achieved on a silver plater while imploring the candidates to observe all the COVID-19 protocols in the course of the examination to avoid any cross-infection of the virus.
“Note that in life success is not achieved on silver plater but through hard work so all
efforts must be put in for the best grades and God will do the rest.”
“I take this opportunity to encourage all candidates to observe the COVID-19 protocols
during the period of examination to prevent cross-infection of the virus,” the statement said.
While praying for good health and retentive memory for all candidates, Rt Rev Prof. Obiri Yeboah Mante encouraged the soon to be graduates to be disciplined and eschew all forms of acts frowned upon by the rules governing the examination.
“In addition, candidates are admonished to be disciplined during and after the writing of their examinations and follow all guidelines that the invigilators and persons associated with the conduct of the examinations request of them. All examination malpractices
must be avoided,” he said.
The Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) would begin on Monday, September 14, 2020, and end on Friday, September 18, 2020, nationwide for all Junior High School (JHS) final year students.
The candidates will write the English Language, and Religious and Moral Education (RME) on Monday, Integrated Science, and Basic Design and Technology (BDT) on Tuesday.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and French will be written on Wednesday with Mathematics, Ghanaian Language and Culture on Thursday and Social Studies on Friday.
According to the Time Table issued to Headteachers, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has confirmed that visually and hearing-impaired candidates would be allowed one and half times the time allotted to other candidates.
Meanwhile, both papers for each Subject are to be taken at one sitting without break and where the duration indicated on the question paper differs from that on the time table, the one on the question paper should be followed.
Following the re-opening of schools for final year students in JHS, SHS, and tertiary institutions, the management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) revised the examination date which was usually conducted in June each year.
BECE is used by the GES to select qualified candidates for Senior High schools (SHSs) and Technical Institutes (TIs) across the country.
Source: Newswatchgh.com // Theophilus Kwabena Yeboah