‘This year’s BECE is expected to be one of the most successful in recent years’. This was noted by Professor Edward Appiah the Director-General of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) when he accompanied the Chief Director of the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council, Mrs. Emelia Ayebeng Botchway and the Special Assistant to the Ashanti Regional Minister Hon. Gloria Gambrah on Monday 7 August 2023 to monitor the start of the 2023 BECE at some centres in the Ashanti Region.
He observed that no incident was reported at the centres visited and expressed the hope that it will continue to the end.
He noted that among the measure put in place to curb malpractices is the serialisation of question papers into versions such that two candidates in the same room will be having different versions of question papers as such though they will be writing the same paper the numbering of questions will be different making it difficult to copy.
Out of s total of 600,714 school and private candidates who are sitting this year’s examinations nationwide, 117,084 are in the Ashanti Region comprising of 57,973 male and 59,111 female writing in a total of 407 centres.