34 prisoners partake in 2024 BECE

Source The Ghana Report

A total of 34 prisoners are participating in the 2024 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) across the country.

The candidates, all male, include twenty-seven juveniles from the Senior Correctional Centre, five from Nsawam Maximum Security Prison, and two from Sunyani Central Prison.

The candidates are always escorted by prison officers, before and after the examination to their respective correctional centres.

Personnel from the Ghana Prison Service are acting as invigilators to ensure a smooth process of the examination.

In 2023, a total of 51 prisoners from the Nation’s Prisons sat for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) across the country.

This comprised 26 Juveniles from the Senior Correctional Centre (SCC), 9 inmates from the Nsawam Medium Security Prisons, 8 inmates from the Kumasi Central Prison, 4 inmates from the Ankaful Maximum Security Prison and 4 inmates from the Sunyani Central Prisons.

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The Officer in charge of the Senior Correctional Centre, DDP Millicent Owusu, last year revealed that the Juveniles (candidates) who were between the ages 13-21 went through intensive preparation and training by professionally trained teachers of the Ghana Prisons Service and some from the Ghana Education Service.

‘’We have trained teachers with us and when it is getting to examination, we try to invite the education unit from the Ayawaso District to come and talk with them and also give them the requisite information that they may need to hold on to face the examination with courage and enthusiasm. Our officers are always with them every morning to discuss past questions to enable them to successfully write the exams’, DDP Owusu noted, at that time.

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