BECE Candidates are being encouraged to eliminate all anxieties and fear of failure as they begin writing their papers today.
A Psychologist, Dr. Richmond Acquah in an interview with Rebecca Ekpe explained that unnecessary anxieties and pressure, will rather affect their academic performance.
He said the students should have faith that their teachers have adequately prepared them for the exams, besides their personal readiness, even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, more than 200 candidates who will be beginning their Basic Education Certificate Examinations today have resorted to using canoes to cross to Saboba to write the examinations.
This is because torrential rains within the week swamped the bridges on river Jamboabo, making it accessible to the district capital. There is the likelihood that some may not join for fear of getting drowned with the canoes.
In all 1,662 candidates made up of 885 boys and 777 girls from 39 Junior High Schools in the Saboba District are writing the examinations this year.
The District Chief Executive George Bingrini announced this at the bank of the Jamboabo River to monitor the crossing of candidates by canoe.
Mr.Bingrini said it is the first time they have experienced such floods in the District and the Assembly had to arrange for canoes to be used to cross the river.
The Saboba District Coordinating Director, Jumah Yakubu who accompanied the District Chief Executive said the Assembly had to buy large quantity of Live Jackets for the candidates to wear and cross river Jamboabo to ensure their safety.