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This year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for final-year Junior High School (JHS) students will begin on Monday 10th June and end on 14th June, 2019.

A total of 517,332 students will write the examinations comprising 263,616 males and 253,716 females.

The examinations will be written at 1,880 centres across the country from 16,871 public and private Junior High Schools. It will be manned by 1,880 supervisors and 18,136 invigilators.

Mrs Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, the Head of Public Relations, West Africa Examination Council in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, said all was set for the commencement of the exams.

She said all stakeholders involved in the exams were briefed on the operations to ensure smooth and peaceful exams.

Mrs Teye-Cudjoe cautioned supervisors who supported in examination malpractices to desist from the act, adding that anybody caught would face the full rigour of the law.

“We are informed that when the supervisors get hold of the question papers before the exams, they open it and solve it for the students,” she added.

She reiterated that supervisors are to open the question papers 15 minutes to the time (0900 hour).

Mrs Teye-Cudjoe said all security arrangements had been put in place, and were optimistic that the exams would end successfully.

She advised the candidates to focus on their studies and do independent work and avoid any examination malpractices.

The candidates will write English and Religious and Moral Education on the first day and end with Social Studies.

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