According to the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), about 531,705 candidates representing 269,419 males and 262,286 females from 17,440 public and private Junior High Schools (JHSs) sat for the final examination.
Prospective candidates on the commencement day of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) sat for English Language Paper 1 & 2 and Religious and Moral Education Paper 1 & 2 respectively.
Today Friday September 18, 2020 as the 2020 and 30th edition BECE for School Candidates has come to an end, the candidates wrote their last subject paper which is Social Studies Paper 1 & 2.
This year’s examination was administered under what is now called the ‘new normal’ amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country that delayed the conduct of the BECE which is taken in July each year.
BECE Candidates were advised to wear nose mask, wash hands regualarly and observe social distancing among other measures to slow and curb the spread of the locally transmitted COVID-19 that has claimed many lives.
WAEC in a blogpost sighted by Georgeweb.org on its official website said: “it is extremely grateful to its stakeholders, Supervisors and Invigilators who played very supportive roles in the successful conduct of the examination especially the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service (GES).
The non-profit-making organization (WAEC) also commended all the 531,705 prospective candidates who sat for the national examination despite the presence of the locally transmitted disease (COVID-19).