569,095 candidates to write 2024 BECE

The 2024 Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) will take place from Monday, July 8, to Monday, July 15, 2024.


569,095 candidates are expected to take part in this year's basic examination.

The Ghana Education Service (GES) expressed gratitude to teachers, school leaders, education directors, parents, and all stakeholders for their efforts in preparing the candidates for the examination.

GES emphasised the importance of avoiding exam malpractice and stated that GES, WAEC, and the Security Services are working together to ensure a smooth conduct of the examinations nationwide.

Parents, candidates, and the public will be notified about the school selection process which will begin after the BECE.


Further details about the selection process will be provided later.

Earlier, the Head of Public Affairs at WAEC, John K. Kapi, at a media briefing in Accra said the candidates were from 19,506 schools and would take the examination at 2,123 centres across the country.

He said the examination would begin with English Language on Monday, July 8, and end with Arabic on Monday, July 15.

Kapi added that 2,123 supervisors, 1,889 assistant supervisors and 19,973 invigilators had been engaged to ensure a seamless conduct of the examination.

However, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has sent a heartfelt message to all candidates preparing for the BECE.


He expressed his confidence in the students' ability to succeed and urged them to approach the examination with honesty and integrity.

In his message to the candidates on Sunday, July 8, 2024, Nana Addo emphasized the importance of avoiding any form of examination malpractices.

He encouraged the students to approach each paper with a clear mind, answer the questions to the best of their ability, and trust the knowledge and skills they have acquired over the years.


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