A total of 552, 276 candidates from 18,501 schools will on Monday October 17, start this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
A statement issued by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) in Accra said this year’s examination would be run for both school and private candidates at 2,023 centres throughout the country.
The statement said, “the entry BECE figure is made up 276,988 males and 275,288 females.
The number of candidates that registered for this year’s BECE is 3.48 per cent less than the 2021 entry figure of 572,167.
In respect of the BECE for Private Candidates (PC), 1,132 candidates made up of 634 males and 498 females entered for the examination.”
According to the statement, the examination would be taken at 15 selected centres in the regional capitals.
It said the number of registered candidates for the 2022 BECE was 6.09 per cent higher than the 2021 figure of 1067.
The Council assured the public that all appropriate measures had been put in place to safeguard test security and successful conduct of the examination.
This examination is both for certification and selection into Senior High Schools and Technical Institutes in Ghana.
The results of the examination is based on Continuous Assessment and external examination.
The Continuous Assessment forms 30% whilst the external examination forms 70% of the total assessment.
Candidates in the third year of Junior High Schools approved by the Ghana Education Service are eligible to register to take part in this examination.