The Western Regional Director of Education Augustus Nii Lante Cleland has cautioned candidates writing this year’s ongoing Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) to stay away from viewing the World Cup matches until their exams are over.
His advice followed an incident in an examination center in the Western Region where a candidate who was suspected not to have rested the night before the exams nearly ended his paper after experiencing severe headaches.
It took the intervention of the Western Regional Minister, Paul Evans Aidoo for immediate medical attention to revive the boy before he carried on with his examination.
The obviously worried educationist asked the students to sacrifice the five day period to pass their examinations after which they would have the liberty to watch as many matches as they would wish.
“They should forget about the World Cup because their examinations will last for just a week. For this one week if they are able to forego the pleasure of watching the World Cup, they wouldn’t have any problem,” he said.
He further urged the candidates to “rest and eat well before coming to the centers for the exams”.
Augustus Nii Lante Cleland also admonished the students to protect themselves from mosquito bites so they don’t fall sick within the exam period.