The Tema director of the Ghana Educational service, Mr Kwesi Hutchful, has indicated that, the three districts within his domain are quite ready for the 2013 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
According to him, the Metropolis had over the years maintained a high level of excellent performance in the conduct of the BECE and this would be improved upon in the coming examinations set to begin from 17 to 24 June.
Mr Hutchful added that, there were 32 centres within his domain, of which 31 were under his supervision, while one was located at Dodowa in the Dangme West District.
He said a total of 9,404 candidates, constituted 4,559 boys and 4,845 girls from 216 schools were sitting for this year’s BECE.
Mr Hutchful said the Metro Director had made some request to the Tema Metropolitan and the Kpone-Katamanso District Assemblies for transport logistics and funds to facilitate the conduct of the examination and that they were hopeful that their request would be honoured on time.
The Metro Director said supervisors and invigilators had been trained on the rules and regulations governing the examination and were expected to give off their best.
He warned head teachers and teachers not to come into the premises where the pupils were writing saying they would have to be at least 50 metres away from the exam centres.
Mr Hutchful said WAEC’s guide to candidates, which spells out the dos and don’ts of the exams, had been given to all participating schools and they must endeavor to get their candidates well informed.
He appealed to parents to supervise the activities of their children during the examination week by ensuring that they study well and had enough rest so that they could have fresh minds the following day to work confidently.
Mr Hutchful reminded candidates on the need to desist from any malpractices and avoid any misconduct that would lead to cancellation of their examination results.
“Above all it is only through hard work that you will succeed”, he said.