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Lecturer Wants BECE Duration Extended

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A UNIVERSITY Lecturer in Kumasi, Francis Adomako, has proposed two weeks duration for the writing of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

He argued that the one-week period, currently given to the candidates to write the first important examination in the lives, is too short.

Mr. Adomako, who is the Ashanti Regional New Patriotic Party (NPP) Organizer, has consequently called for the examination duration to be extended to two weeks.

According to him, most of the BECE candidates fail to pass the examination because the period given to them to write seven papers is short.

“This short period makes it difficult for the pupils to properly prepare and revise their notes to write the examination”, he complained bitterly to newsmen.

He opined that if the examination period is extended, BECE candidates in the country would be performing better than they are doing now.

“I will soon petition WAEC to extend the period for the writing of the BECE from one week to two weeks”, the University lecturer disclosed.

He was speaking with THE PUBLISHER when he presented some mathematical sets, pens and pencils to some BECE candidates in the Asawase constituency.

He said it was his expectation that the beneficiaries of his largesse would write their examination in peace and come out with flying colours.

By: Afia Sarpong Amankwa

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