Clarification on the Future of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in Ghana.

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has responded to claims suggesting the abolition of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for junior high school students. GES has clarified that the transition from an objectives-based curriculum to a standards-based curriculum may lead to changes in the format of the BECE.

During a stakeholder engagement on the grading system organized by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Dr. Eric Nkansah, the Director General of GES, emphasized the inaccuracy of reports regarding the cancellation of the BECE. He stated that the GES is not eliminating the BECE but transitioning to a standards-based curriculum. Under this curriculum, students will still take the exam, although there might be modifications to its nature and format. Dr. Nkansah requested that people refrain from spreading the misconception that the BECE is being eliminated.

The BECE is a standardized examination administered by WAEC and serves as a crucial assessment for junior high school graduates preparing for senior high school. The GES aims to align the education system with contemporary practices and international standards by implementing the standards-based curriculum. This transition recognizes the importance of fostering critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and a holistic understanding of subjects. Consequently, adjustments may be made to the format and structure of the BECE to better reflect the competencies and knowledge acquired by students under the standards-based curriculum.

It is crucial to note that despite the anticipated modifications, the BECE remains an integral part of the educational process in Ghana. The examination acts as a significant milestone for students transitioning from junior high school to senior high school, enabling them to demonstrate their academic proficiency and readiness for further education.

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