Over 600,000 candidates to write BECE today

Today, August 7, 2023, more than 600,000 pupils will begin taking the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), which will last for one week.

They come from 18,993 schools around the country and consist of 300,323 males and 300,391 females.

The pupils who are applying to take the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) this year represent the final group of students to do so. The examination has been around for more than three decades.

A new test will be given to the first group of students to enter Junior High School in 2024. This will be in accordance with a new curriculum that will be introduced in 2019.

In the year 2024, pupils will take their Junior High School leaving test, which will be based on the newly implemented curriculum that is centred on standards.

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Over 600,000 candidates to write BECE today

The implications of this are that in the year 2024, a new version of the BECE will be implemented, ushering in a new age of testing pupils.

However, the Coalition of Concerned Teachers is requesting that a clear path be established for the new exam that is based on the standard-based curriculum.

The Director of Communications for the Coalition of Concerned Teachers, Adokwei Ayikwie Awule, stated that “We will need a clear path on the Standard-based curriculum examination.”

In a statement dated August 3, the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) cautioned applicants who will be writing the Basic Education Certificate Examination in 2023 not to engage in malpractices and any other act or misconduct that may disturb their ambitions and aspirations.

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