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“Gov’t Releases GHC 55.87 Million to WAEC for 2024 BECE Examination Fees”

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has received Ghc 55,873,698.87 from government as partly of the payment in preparation towards the conduct of his year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

The examination is scheduled to commence on Monday, July 8 with English Language and end on Monday, July 15, 2024 with Arabic.

Addressing the media in Accra on the examination, Mr. John Kapi, the Head of Public Affairs at WAEC said the a total of 569,095 candidates made up of 282,648 males and 286,447 females from 19,506 participating schools have registered for the examination and will be held in 2,123 centres across the country.

“A total of 2,123 supervisors, 1,889 Assistant Supervisors and 19,973 invigilators have been engaged to ensure the smooth conduct of the examination” he said and explained that in respect of BECE for private candidates 1,366 candidates comprising 735 males and 631 registered also for the examination.

On candidates with special education needs, Mr. Kapi said the Council have made adequate provision for brailed papers for visually impaired, large print papers for low vision candidates, allotted time for hearing impaired, cerebral palsy and autism spectrum disorder among others.

It will be recall that, some candidates in the Sekyere Afram Plains district were cut off from the examination depot as a result of heavy rains hence the Council in these regard have engage Zipline officials in Mampong in the Eastern region to transport question papers by drone to the candidates to Anyihofi SDA basic school.

Throwing more light on exams irregularities, he cautioned candidates to refrain from writing statements such as “call me”, just call my Mom, on their answer booklets as well as the insertion of various sums of money to solicit help from examiners and urge supervisors to carry and display identification cards on them during routine works in the examination environment.

Mr. Kapi cautioned candidates to stay away from rogue website operations and the circulation of fake questions and however called on parents to guide their wards in boarding vehicles, roads crossing to the centres and ensure that their medication are provided and wish them success in the exams.

Source:Ben LARYEA/johnawuniktv@gmail.com

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