A little over 600,000 candidates will today, Monday, August 7, 2023, sit for the 2023 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
They include 300,323 males and 300,391 females from 18,993 schools nationwide.
These candidates will be the last batch of students to writing BECE.
A new examination will be administered in 2024 following the introduction of the new curriculum in 2019.
In 2024, students will write their Junior High School leaving examination, which will be based on the new Standard-based curriculum.
What this means is 2024 will see the introduction of a new BECE and a new era in examining students.
However, it must be noted that BECE has been in existence for over 30 years.
Credit: Ernest K. Arhinful