Ignore The Fake News; GES Not Canceling BECE – Director-General

The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Dr. Eric Nkansah has denied rumors that the education authorities are planning to cancel the Basic Education Certificate Education (BECE) meant for Junior High School students.

According to GES, such claims are untrue and therefore must be rejected by all well-meaning Ghanaians.

Dr. Eric Nkansah explains that GES is rather transforming the old objectives-based curriculum to the standards-based curriculum, which is likely to change the nature and form of the BECE.

The Director-General made this clarification when he was speaking at a stakeholder engagement on the grading system by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).

“We are not canceling the BECE. What is confusing people or some of our people is that we are now moving away from the old objectives-based curriculum to the standards-based curriculum, and it does not mean that those on the standards-based curriculum will not write BECE. They will also write but perhaps the nature and form may change. So please don’t communicate that we are not writing BECE,” Dr. Eric Nkansah clarified.

The Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) is conducted by WAEC and serves as a standard exam for junior high school graduates who are about to enter senior high school.

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