BECE 2017 BECE candidate forced to write exam immediately after delivery

Invigilators refused to bring the papers to the health facility for the new mother (name withheld) to write the exams when they were asked to do so.

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A pregnant Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidate at Akye Mansa in  the Eastern region was forced to leave a health facility to the exams center in order to write a paper right after she delivered on Thursday morning.

Nurses at the Akokoasu Clinic said that invigilators refused to bring the papers to the health facility for the new mother (name withheld) to write the exams when they were asked to do so.

The nursing mother told Accra-based Starr FM that she was only allowed to write section ‘A’ of the maths paper but not allowed to write section ‘B’.

“After my delivery the headmaster of my school and nurses at the health facility asked the invigilators to bring the papers for me to write at the health facility because I was not fit to go to the exams center after I delivered, but they refused to bring it to the health facility, the Assemblyman of the area also added his voice but to no avail,” she said.

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“I had no choice than to quickly pick a taxi together with my fresh baby to go and write and when I got there they told me I was late and that they will only allow me to write section ‘A’ and not section ‘B’. I tried my best but I could barely complete answering Section ‘A’ because I was very weak and dizzy and I feel I have not been treated fairly, I wish something can be done about the situation,” she indicated.

A total of 468,053 candidates are sitting for this year’s BECE which ends June 9, 2017.

Out of the total number of candidates, 241,148 are males, while 226,905 are females.

The examination is taking place at 1,702 centres across the country.

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