At least 11 candidates registered to write the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the Bawku Municipality failed to write the exams.
Even though official reasons have not been assigned to why they failed to turn up at their various centres to honour that obligation, it is speculated that some of the girls were pregnant as their colleagues confirmed to this reporter.
Officials of the Ghana Education Service (GES) in the Municipality gave a number of 2010 as candidates expected to write English language, Religious and Morale Education, Ghanaian language, French, Agricultural Science, General Science, Mathematics, Information Communication Technology (ICT), Pre-Technical and Vocational skills.
Reverend Sylvester Agalga, Assistant Headmaster for the Bawku Senior High School in charge of Administration who earlier addressed the candidates on behalf of the Municipal Director of Education reminded the candidates and examination officials on the need to abstain from examination malpractices.
Reverend Agalga said exam malpractices could lead to the cancellation, withholding of exam results, ban on a candidate from taking part in examinations conducted by the West Africa Examination (WAEC) body and imprisonment.
He cautioned the students to desist from smuggling unauthorized materials such as mobile phones, calculators, among others and said it was against the rules and regulations governing the examinations.