Final year Junior High School (JHS) students in the Ayawaso West Wougon constituency say they are ready for the Basic Education Certificate Examination ( BECE) despite the outbreak of the coronavirus disease.
The students are to start the exams on Monday, September 14, 2020, and end on Friday, September 18, 2020.
Speaking to UniversNews, some of them shared their and expectations ahead of the BECE.
“For me, I pray that whatever I’ve learned really comes in the exams and I’m hoping not to be scared when the paper is set before me. Adding you another said personally I expect that we are all going to perform well in the exams and going to earn good grades,” one student said.
Another student added that the “ COVID is making studies stressful but we have to cope to achieve our aim of getting into schools of our choice”.
Others stated that the social distancing directive by the government has helped them be on their toes to study.
“The social distancing in the exam hall is going to help me because it is going to make me prove whatever that I’ve learned.”
The administrator of Elican Preparatory School, Mrs. Selina Nyarko explained that her students have prepared adequately and are ready to give their all in the upcoming BECE.
“We have engaged them in lots of mocks to make sure that I was not getting just an internal thing but an external thing too, and I can boldly say that they are really on track for the exams”. She added.
Also speaking to the accountant of Mempeasem EP school, David Dake stated that although they are fresh in the system, he has faith his students will excel.
“ From what we have gathered so far, this school is one of the best in the area and so our expectations in this BECE is that we are going to top the schools in this area. And I believe that we are going to hit our target because we have accurate charisma,” he said.
In a press release signed by the Head of Public Relations Unit at the Ghana Education Service (GES) Cassandra Twum Ampofo, the GES has assured Ghanaians that the “Management has worked closely with WAEC to ensure the smooth conduct of the examination and the strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols”.