General News of Mon, 23 Apr 20182
Educationist calls for review of English language exam structure for BECE
An educationist, Emmanuel Opoku Mensah has criticised the structure of 2018 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) English language paper.
According to him, the introduction of new literature books just few months to the exams could impact negatively on pupils' performances in the upcoming BECE.
Mr. Opoku Mensah who is also the head of research at the Micjoy Advertising disclosed this at its 2018 African Quality Awards held at the Golden Tulip, Kumasi.
Citing a publication by the educationghana.net with the headline: 'No selected Text for the Cock Crow in BECE 2018; Candidates are to Prepare for all texts' where to buttress his point, Mr. Opoku Mensah maintained the forcing students to learn all the texts in the literature book could spell doom.
At best, the researcher suggested the students be given specific chapters of the books which includes: COCKCROW, OLIVER TWIST and Ama Ata Aidoo's drama, THE DILEMMA OF A GHOST to enable them pass the exams.
Mr Opoku Mensah appealed passionately to the Deputy Minister of the Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum and the Chairman of the Ghana Education Service (GES) Council, Kenneth Nsowah to intervene.
However, the GES Council Chairman disagreed with him insisting that selecting some of the texts for examination purposes is not the best.