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Ashanti Region :Suame MCE cries over BECE absenteeism

  The Chief Executive Officer for Suame  Municipal Assembly (SMA) in the Ashanti Region, Dr John Osei Bobie-Boahin, has bitterly expressed his unhappiness at the number of candidates who absented themselves yesterday from the ongoing Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the municipality.  According to him, out of the 1280 total registered  candidates, eight failed to write the English Language and Religious and Moral Education (RME) adding it sounds worrying that such persons refused to notify the supervisors and invigilators, the  reasons for their absence. ” I am shocked and yet unsatisfied that such candidates did not inform the supervisors and investigators about their inability to write the papers” The MCE said.  Dr Bobie-Boahin spelt these out when he joined the Municipal Education Officials to monitor the BECE which commenced nationwide yesterday.  Among the examination centers visited are Angle Educational Complex, Bremang Methodist JHS and Kronum DA/ JHS.  He was however satisfied with the sitting arrangements in the examination halls, which according to him, will promote independent work to enhance the credibility of the examination.  The MCE expressed the readiness of the assembly to put in place measures to help improve upon education in the municipality.  As part of the measures, the MCE disclosed that the assembly had awarded contracts toward constructing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Library center at Suame and Maakro with further intent to establish same in the other Electoral Areas.  The facilities,when completed, will help promote learning in the municipality and artisans at the Suame Magazine industrial area, will also equip themselves with modern  technological skills.  ” I remember when l was a pupil at the public school, l made good use of the Ashanti Library at Cultural Center and it helped me alot”. Dr Bobie-Boahin said.  The MCE advised the candidates to learn harder and turn deaf ears to any rumour  on leaked examination questions. Source /Ayisah Foster 

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