The 2022 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) will begin on Monday, October 17, with a total of 552,276 candidates from 18,501 institutions.
Both school-based and private applicants will be able to take this year’s exam at 2,023 centers across the nation, according to a statement released by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) on Thursday in Accra.
“The entry figure is composed of 276,988 males and 275,288 girls,” the statement read. In comparison to the 572,167 entries for the BECE in 2021, there were 3.48 percent fewer applicants registered for this year’s BECE.
For the private candidates, 1,132 candidates, made up of 634 men and 498 women, have registered for the examination.
According to the statement, the examination would be taken at 15 selected centers in the regional capitals.
It said the number of registered candidates for the 2022 BECE was 6.09 per cent higher than the 2021 figure of 1067.
The Council assured the public that all appropriate measures had been put in place to safeguard test security and the successful conduct of the examination.
Meanwhile, the management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has wished students sitting the examinations success, warning them against indulgence in any form of malpractice.
“Candidates are requested to know the rules governing the conduct of the examinations and abide by them in order to ensure incident-free examinations,” the GES said in their statement.