BECE won’t be cancelled – Deputy Education Minister dispels reports

Reverend John Ntim Fordjour, a Deputy Minister of Education, has refuted claims suggesting the cancellation of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) after more than four decades.

He emphasized that there have been no discussions or policies to discontinue the BECE in the near future, and he urged people to disregard such notions.

Rev Ntim Fordjour conveyed this message while engaging with BECE candidates at St. Thomas Aquinas Senior High School in Accra.

The 2023 BECE commenced on Monday, August 7, and is slated to conclude on Friday, August 11.

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Accompanied by Stephen Bamfo, the Director of Education for Greater Accra, during the visit to candidates, the Member of Parliament for Assin South affirmed that the West African Examination Council (WAEC) remains a collaborative partner in educational progress.

He highlighted WAEC’s constructive contributions to education development in the country over the years, noting that financial support is occasionally provided to them based on their requirements and programs.

Rev Ntim Fordjour expressed concern about isolated incidents of misconduct at certain examination centers across the nation, characterizing them as regrettable.

He assured that appropriate actions would be taken against those responsible to discourage similar behavior in the future.

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Rev Ntim Fordjour reassured the candidates that there are ample vacancies in the more than 900 senior high schools (SHS) and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions for those who successfully pass the BECE.

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