Basic Education Certificate Examination(BECE) To Be Cancelled


The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) has revealed that the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) will soon be scrapped from the country’s educational system.

The Executive-Secretary of (NaCCA), Dr, Prince Hamid Armah, indicated that the popular examination has outlived its relevance.

Dr. Armah, in an interview with the Accra-based radio station, Starr FM, mentioned that there is enough evidence to support the need to introduce a new approach in testing the quality of teaching that pupils receive in Ghanaian schools.

According to him, “The nomenclature called BECE will be scrapped totally. An exams will be used to do placements going forward. A criterion reference system will be used; BECE has outlived its usefulness in this country. The reports are there to prove this. The current examination known as the BECE is not standard.”

He also disclosed “The National Assessment Test will be done at Primary 2, 4 ,6 & JHS 2. The end of term exams will not be replaced by the Assessment Test.


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