The week-long Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), which starts today, August 7, 2023, will be taken by over 600,000 students.
They come from 18,993 schools nationwide and consist of 300,323 men and 300,391 women.
The Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), which has been offered for over 30 years, is being written by the final group of students this year.
A new exam will be given to the first group of junior high school students in 2024 by a revised curriculum that was adopted in 2019.
The new standard-based curriculum will be used to inform the junior high school exit test that pupils will take in 2024.
Accordingly, a new BECE and a new period of testing students will be introduced in 2024.
The Coalition of Concerns Teachers, however, urges that the new Standard-based curriculum assessment have a defined path.
The Coalition of Concerned Teachers’ Director of Communications, Adokwei Ayikwie Awule, stated: “We will need a clear path on the Standard-based curriculum examination.”
In a statement dated August 3, the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) cautioned applicants who would be taking the Basic Education Certificate Examination in 2023 not to engage in malpractice or any other act or misbehavior that would interfere with their goals and aspirations.