In the Nkwanta South District of the Oti Region, there are around 13 pregnant females among the candidates taking the Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) in 2023.
When he visited certain centers in the district when the exam began today, August 7, 2023, Obrempong K. Owusu of Adom News noted this.
In an interview, a few of these girls stated that they were prepared and motivated to pass their examinations in order to take advantage of the free senior high school (SHS) policy.
Four youngsters are writing the examinations at Kechiebi, however exam organizer Lawrence Antwi revealed that two girls were not there.
The district will host more than 1,982 applicants who will take the examinations this year.
Bright Lenwah, the MCE for Nkwanta South, asked examiners in a statement to Adom News not to taint the tests with any type of examination malpractice but rather to let the students write what they have learned.
According to Mr. Lenwah, the exam is a step for the kids toward a brighter future, hence examinees and observers shouldn’t engage in any improper behavior.
When the exam results were announced, he indicated that he thought the candidates had studied well for the tests and pledged to award a scholarship to the top applicant.
The MCE expressed disappointment with last year’s outcomes but expressed optimism for improved performance this year.