The Coalition of Concerned Teachers, Ghana (CCT-GH) has called on the Ghana Education Service to be clear on the Common Core Program since the next Basic Education Certificate Examination will be based on that new curriculum.
A spokesperson for the Teachers, Adokwei Ayikwei-Awulley in a post sighted by AcademicWeek.com extending his best wishes to this year’s BECE candidates said both teachers and parents are confused about the Common Core Program
“Lack of textbooks and other teaching and learning resources especially at the Junior High since the introduction of the Common Core Program is a serious threat to our educational system,” the Coalition member, Ayikwei-Awulley stated.
In a related development, the Ghana Education Service has debunked the claim indicating that the 2023 edition of the over 30 years Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) is the last of the national examination to be conducted in the country.
In a social media post sighted by AcademicWeek, the government education agency under the auspices of the Ministry of Education (MoE) said there is no policy stating that Basic Education Certificate Examination will not be written again.
“There is no policy stating that Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) will not be written again. The Ghana Education Service (GES) has not said anything,” a spokesperson for the Ghana Education Service (GES) said in the post.
A total of 600,714 candidates, comprising 300,323 males and 300,391 females from 18,993 Junior High Schools (public and private) are writing the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) scheduled to end on August 11, 2023.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) amid low entries in registration of BECE for Private Candidates this academic year will conduct both the 2023 BECE for School and BECE for Private Candidates at the same time.
The number of candidates that registered for this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for School according to the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) is 8.8% higher than the 2022 entry figure of 552,276.
With regard to the 2023 BECE for Private Candidates, a total entry figure of 1,743 candidates was recorded. This is made up of 889 males and 854 females. This year’s figure is 5.4% higher than the entry figure of 1,132 for 2022.
“The BECE for School Candidates will be held at 2,137 examination centres across the country, while 15 centres mainly in the regional capitals will be used for the BECE for Private candidates,” WAEC said in a post sighted by AcademicWeek.com.