Heavy security personnel were deployed to various examination centers in Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital, as this year’s BECE ends.
The move, according to security forces, is to maintain law and order and also to protect lives and property.
Dailymailgh.com‘s Ashanti Regional Correspondent who toured most of the centers on Friday, reports that a joint police and military personnel were stationed at various centers described by police as “hot spots”.
At the Kumasi Wesley Girls’ SHS examination center security forces had arrived at about one hour to the start of the French paper.
The situation was no different at the Kumasi Senior High Technical School examination center, when our reporter arrived.
-Tears of Joy –
Most candidates who were spotted on the principal streets of Kumasi could not hide their joy after writing their last papers.
They had finished their Social Studies paper at about 11a.m. local time.
Some candidates who could not hide their joy were seen hugging and shedding tears of joy amidst popping of water on themselves.
Public Affairs Director of the West African Examination Center, Agnes Tei Cudjoe, told Daily Mail GH this year’s examination has been “highly successful.”
“There was no major incident and everything went on as planned,” she said.
A total of 517,332 final-year junior high school (JHS) students participated in the exams, comprising 263,616 males and 253,716 females.
Source: Daily Mail GH