Education ministry to consider revision of future BECE timetable

Ghana News-The Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku-Prempeh says his outfit will take a second look at future time tables of Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) in the country.

This, he noted will help them to decide whether it is prudent to either maintain or extend the duration the BECE exams are written.

Dr Matthew-Prempeh made this known when he addressed the media at the Abbeys Park in Kumasi during a medical screening exercise at his constituency in Manhyia.

The Minister expressed satisfaction at the level of discipline exhibited by both pupils and the examination body during the BECE examinations and hoped the students excel in the exams so as to enable them get the opportunity to further their education at the Senior High School level.


Speaking about the medical screening, Dr Prempeh noted the importance of the exercise since it provided the opportunity for residents to get to know their health status.

He, therefore, thanked the George Fox University staff and students for choosing the Manhyia-South constituency as an area to benefit from the generous act.

Dr Prempeh asked the public to occasionally visit the hospital and test to know their statuses so as to prevent any sickness developing within them unawares.

He urged the elderly to take advantage of the bone examination and spine alignment treatment the team was introducing so as to get theirs in shape.


Dr Jeff Houck, Head of the George Fox University Team and a specialist in Physical Therapy underscored the importance of physical exercise.

According to him, regular physical exercise helps to reduce the risk of one getting high blood pressure and swellings along the feet and legs.

Dr Houck said the team realized that the incidence of high blood pressure was as a result of the foods people consume.

He advised that people live responsible lives and check their diets so as to prevent them from getting strokes and diabetes.

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