The Northern Regional Minister, Hon. Shani Alhassan Shaibu, together with the Mayor of Tamale, Hon. Sule Salifu, visited Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) Centers in the Northern Region to assess the proceedings and to encourage candidates to excel in their exams.
According to the Northern Regional Caretaker Director of Education, Mr. Alhassan Alidu Jnr., a total of 29,648 candidates are taking part in this year’s BECE exams in 122 centers with 15,825 boys and 13,833 girls, from a total number of 783 registered schools (677 are public schools and 106 are private schools).
Hon. Shaibu advised the candidates to stick to the rules and regulations governing the exams and avoid exam malpractice.
He urged them to relax and take the exams as normal as they usually do to write their end-of-term exams so they will be able to pass well and proceed to senior high schools.
He said the candidates are the future leaders who are expected to work for the development of Ghana in the future. Adding that “some of you may become state ministers, bankers, economists, doctors, agriculturalists, directors, etc.”