General News of Sat, 2 Jun 20180

Tema to use SHS teachers, others to invigilate BECE

The Tema Metropolitan Education Directorate will be using Senior High School teachers and Ghana Education Service staff as invigilators and supervisors for this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

The Directorate in the past, engaged services of Junior High School teachers to invigilate the examination.

Mrs Margaret Nsiah-Asamoah, Tema Metropolitan Director of Education, disclosing this to the Ghana News Agency on Friday, said the move was to help teachers avoid the temptation of condoning cheating in the examination as every JHS teacher was vexed in all the subjects to be written.

Mrs Nsiah-Asamoah said appointment letters had been issued to 258 invigilators, 25 supervisors and 24 assistant supervisors engaged for the examination.

She added that the necessary training workshop had also been organized to ensure that they understood the “dos” and “don’ts” of the BECE which takes off on Monday June, 4, 2018, with English Language paper.

She said all was set for a smooth take off of the examination in the Tema Metropolis and the Tema West Municipality, adding that desks had been arranged and while the indexing would done over the weekend.

The Education Director further stated that her outfit had collaborated with the Tema Metropolitan Health Directorate for standby nurses to be assigned to centres to provide first aid treatment for minor illnesses during the examinations and refer serious emergencies to hospitals.

The Ghana Police Service had also dispatched 32 personnel to ensure law and order at the centres.

A total of 7,479 candidates from 190 basic schools made up of 49 public and 114 private would sit for the examinations in 25 centres in the Tema Metropolis and Tema West Municipality.

The candidates are made up of 3,878 and 3,601 from public and private schools respectively, with 3,929 being girls and 3,550 boys.

Twenty-five deaf and dumb students comprising of 16 boys and nine girls from the Tetteh-Ocloo State School for the Dumb, Adjei-Kojo, and one candidate with low vision would also sit for the examinations.

In a goodwill message to all candidates, Mrs Nsiah-Asamoah prayed for God’s guidance and retentive memory for them.

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