A total of 517,332 candidates from 16, 871 public and private basic schools nationwide, yesterday began the 2019 Basic Education Certificate Education Certificates Examination (BECE).
The candidates, made up of 263,616 males and 253,716 females, are 7,508 more than the 2018 figure of 509,824 candidates. They are writing the exams at 1,880 examination centres and are being supervised and invigilated by a total of 21,726 personnel.
According to the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC), the week-long examination which was slated for Monday, June 3 to June 7 was rescheduled by the Ghana Education Service (GES) to yesterday for unexplained reasons. From all accounts, the examination has taken off smoothly across the country and we hope that it would continue till the end.
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– Here are tips on how to become successful in the 2018 BECE Sitting for your Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) can be very challenging especially when you have no clue as to how to prepare your mind and soul for the papers.
Here in Ghana, we always hear troubling stories of how thousands of candidates fail their papers time and again despite them putting all their efforts into “prep” time and extra classes.
These steps by YEN.com.gh helps us understand and also learn some basic tricks to preparing yourself before and during an examination. Before the exams:
- Distance yourself from the crowd before the papers. This will prevent any disruptions from taking place
- Never refer to your notes 20 minutes before your papers. You will get confused
- All last-minute notes you want to read must be in bullet points
- Sit in a quiet place and trying recollecting all that you have read.
- Stay calm and do not panic During the paper
- The first thing to do is to establish contact with your invigilator so if anything happens you just call on them