Ghana News-The Ashanti regional organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Francis Adomako has advised students sitting for the ongoing Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) not to entertain the idea of carrying any foreign material on their bodies to the exams hall.
Such attempts, he noted will be severely punished by the supervising examiners in the event someone is caught carrying any material in the hall.
Addressing students at the Kumasi High School campus where about four groups of basic schools were sitting for their papers, Mr Adomako urged the students to do their best in the exams.
He asked that they return home from the center early so that they could revise for the following day’s papers.
‘’It is important that you attend to your papers with the best of your abilities being mindful that any attempt to carry any foreign material to the hall will be severely penalized by the West African Examinations Council(WAEC).
Mr Adomako urged the students to be encouraged by the prospects of getting free Senior High Education when they do well in the ongoing exams.
This, he said should be enough motivation for them to give their all in revising for the subjects yet to be written.
The NPP government, he noted is concerned about the education of the populace and hence has made provision for students at the Basic School Level to have opportunity to further their education after JHS.
‘’Nana Addo had you in mind and has implemented this free SHS policy so that when you are out of JHS with good grades you can access better opportunities in life by attending SHS’’, Mr Adomako posited.
Speaking to this reporter, some of the students expressed difficulty in revising properly for the two papers they write on the same day.
According to them, by the time they get home for the following day’s papers they would have been exhausted and thereby having little time to revise in the evening.
Mercy Frimpong, a final year student appealed to WAEC to spare their colleagues who are currently in form Two the agony of using just five days to sit for nine papers.
The duration of the papers and days, she pleaded should be increased or extended to enable them have time to properly revise all the notes they may have written in the three years they studied at JHS.
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