The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal Assembly (LANMA), Jennifer Dede Adjabeng has warned candidates of this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination over any attempt to cheat.
As part of her tour of some examination centers in the Municipality on Monday, September 14, 2020, she urged the students to resist any temptation to cheat.
She reminded them that there were no shortcuts to success and that cutting corners would not do.
She underscored the critical importance of education to development, saying, that it is the most effective weapon to fight poverty and ignorance, hence the students must try their best to pass.
“From now to the end of the paper, no foreign materials, ignore all, even when your friends tell you they have, ignore them, because before you realize the exams have been canceled and you will have to come and write it again,” she told the candidates.
Addressing students at the Assembly hall of the West African Senior High School, ahead of the English paper, the MCE wished them the best of luck and encouraged them to have self-belief.
“If you want to go to any of these big senior high schools it is not your parents that will do it for you, you have to do it by yourself. And we know that with kind of preparation that your schools have given you, you will sit these exams, you will pass with flying colours,” she said.
She was hopeful the best candidate in this year’s exam will come from the La Nkwantanang Municipality.
“It is our desire that here in LA Nkwantanang Madina, when we are doing overall best student, the student should come from here. So I want to encourage you to try hard and do your best to pass.“
The Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) began today, Monday, September 14, 2020, and will 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.
Story by: Diana Nutsugah | universnewsroom.com