A total of 1,282 candidates from 44 schools are writing the 2023 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the Bole District of the Savannah Region.
The nationwide exams which commenced today, August 7, 2023, is expected to end on Friday, August 11, 2023.
In the Bole District, 649 boys and 633 girls are taking part in the exams in five centres.
The Acting District Education Director, Mr. Jamani Bakari addressing the candidates before the commencement of the exams encouraged them to be confident and desist from all forms of examination malpractice.
He also implored the invigilators to treat the candidates with care, speak tenderly to them and to make sure that candidates do the right thing during the exams.
The DCE for the Bole District,Hon. Veronica Alele Heming expressed her excitement over the number of females as compared to males sitting for the exams of being higher as compared to previous years.
She added that the NPP government has implemented the free education policy and hence the candidates should take advantage of the policy.
“Go in there and break a leg. Take it easy, be bold, be confident and come out victorious. There is free education awaiting when you come our victorious”, she said.
The MP for the Bole-Bamboi constituency, Hon. Yusif Sulemana who spoke to the media also noted that he has procured mathematical sets for all the candidates and has given Gh¢3,000.00 to the education directorate for the arrangement of feeding for them.
He reiterated the need for the candidates to prayerful, confident and discipline during the process and success shall be theirs.