Mr Samuel Okoe Amanquah Kpone-Katamanso Municipal Chief Executive has commended invigilators and the West African Examination Council for the successful conduct of the 2021 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the municipality.
Data shows that 7,689 candidates wrote the BECE examination in 25 designated examination centres across the Kpone-Katamanso municipality comprising 3,676 boys and 4,013 girls from 226 Public and Private schools.
The MCE together with the Municipal Education Director formed a monitoring team and toured some of the centres throughout the five-day period – Monday November 15th to Friday November 19 and encouraged the candidates to put up their maximum best during the examination period.
Mr Amanquah told the Ghana News Agency in an interview at Kpone that the candidates comported themselves well and adhered to examination rules and regulations.
He revealed that the Kpone-Katamanso Municipal Assembly was ready to offer support to candidates who would perform very well, but would need assistance to progress to the next stage of the academic ladder.
Mr Amanquah said education holds the key to every developing country, adding that the 2021 BECE group had a responsibility to prove their worth as the New Patriotic Party’s flagship programme Free Secondary School awaits them.
The Kpone-Katamanso MCE expressed gratitude to the education directorate for putting measures in place for successful examinations including adherence to COVID-19 protocols.
Mr Evans Harry Arthur, Kpone-Katamanso Municipal Education Director, stated that the conduct of the examination was very smooth; explaining that measures were put in place to ensure every candidate put on a nose mask, so as to help curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the Municipal Education Director, it was expected that the 2021 BECE results would be an improvement over the 2020-year group.
Some of the centres visited during the period included, Kpone Community SHS, Oxford Kingdom School, Princeton Academy, Noble Kidz Academy and Rising Soul Schools.