About 3,500 bottled water and 4,000 Mathematical Sets were yesterday distributed to the ten Examination Centres by the La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA).
The centres included LA Wireless, Gondar, Burma Camp, Armed Forces Sec/Tech, BOD, Presec LA , Labone SHS, LA Emmaus, St. Thomas Aquinas and South LA Estate ‘2’ compound.
The municipality with 73 schools, comprising 37 private schools and 36 public schools is expected to have 3,426 candidates (1,600 males and 1,761 females) taking part in the upcoming exams.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of LaDMA, Mr Solomon Kotey-Nikoi, who led the exercise said the support made to the Junior High School (JHS) students towards their Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) was part of the Assembly’s responsibility.
“It is our duty to first of all make sure the atmosphere is conducive enough for the students, of which there is a need to support them with the necessary tools they would need for their exams,” he said.
Mr Kotey-Nikoi noted that the assembly had already made sure furniture and sanitation issues were dealt with at the centres for candidates to feel relaxed and more comfortable during the exams.
“I believe all is set for the exams and the only advice I would give to the candidates is not to rush, fear or panic during the exams, rather, they should see the exams as their mock and term paper,” he encouraged.
He added that candidates should eschew all forms of examination malpractices before, during and after the exams and should make sure their names and index numbers were rightly spelt.
Receiving the educational tools by head teachers from the centre schools, expressed their profound gratitude to the MCE and his team for the support.
“We are grateful for the support and the words of encouragement to us and our students, all we wish for is to come out successful,” they said.
The 2022 BECE begins on Monday, October17, to Friday October 21, 2022 at all the 2,023 designated Centres throughout the country.
Also 552,276 candidates, comprising 276,988 males and 275,288 females are expected to sit for the examination.
BY ANITA ANKRAH