Over 500,000 Candidates Expected to Sit as 2019 BECE Starts Today

Over 500,000 Candidates Expected to Sit as 2019 BECE Starts Today commencing this morning with a total of 517,332 expected to sit for it.

The examination will span a five-day period, starting today (Monday) and will end on Friday.

This year’s figure represents an increase of 7,508 over last year’s figure of 509,824 candidates. The candidates are from 16,871 schools across the country.

Over 500,000 Candidates Expected to Sit as 2019 BECE Starts Today

Over 500,000 Candidates Expected to Sit as 2019 BECE Starts Today

The exam will be manned by 1,880 supervisors and 18,136 invigilators and will be written at 1,880 centres across the country.

Ahead of the commencement of the exam, some churches, during their worship service yesterday Sunday, said special prayers for their members who were partaking in the exams.

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), which is in charge of the organization of the exam, says it has adopted stringent measures to ensure that examination papers do not leak this year.

Officials from the Education Ministry and the Ghana Education Service are expected to visit some centres later today to encourage the candidates to give off their best in the examination.

According to statistics from the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Ashanti Region has the highest number of candidates – 104,461 candidates, made up of 52,945 males and 51,516 females.

The Greater Accra Region follows the Ashanti Region with 90,584 candidates, comprising 43,273 males and 47,311 females.

Considering previous records, the results from this year’s exam is likely to be released in August this year.

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