Oldest candidates for this year’s BECE, amazes Ghanaians.


As the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) starts today in Ghana, Madam Elizabeth Yamoah becomes the oldest candidate. She’s 60 years old and attends Agona Odoben Presby Junior High School (JHS).

Indeed, you are never too old to have an education. Those who say they are too old to go to school must have a rethink. Someone as old as this 60-year-old woman still struggling to get herself educated must tell us something especially to the young ones.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Education had extended congratulatory messages to the candidates.

Education Minister Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh has encouraged the over 500,000 final-year Junior High School students sitting the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), which begins today, Monday, 14 September 2020 to be confident as “success shall be theirs”.Dr Opoku Prempeh, however, advised the candidates to avoid any temptation of examination malpractices.

He stated in a Facebook post that every candidate who is successful and qualifies to be placed in any of the public senior high schools is assured of admission, irrespective of their family’s financial circumstances due to the government’s flagship Free SHS policy.

Dr Opoku Prempeh wished every candidate the very best in the examination.



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