The Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) begins across Ghana today with a total of 517,332 final-year junior high school (JHS) students participating.
They comprise 263,616 males and 253,716 females.
The exam will enable candidates to gain admission into the government’s flagship free senior high school policy.
Last year, 509,824 candidates took the examination, meaning that there has been an increase of 7,508 candidates.
The 2019 BECE candidates, who are from 16,871 public and private JHSs, will write the examination at 1,880 centres across the country.
The examination will be manned by 1,880 supervisors and 18,136 invigilators.
Private candidates had also been given the opportunity to sit for the exams earlier in February.
Source: Daily Mail GH