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600,714 Candidates to write Basic Education Certificate Examination today

About 600,714  Candidates are set to write this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) For School and Private Candidates today Monday 7th August 2023.

They are expected to end on Friday 11th August, 2023 across the country according to West African Examination Council (WAEC)

“A total number of six hundred thousand, seven hundred and fourteen (600,714) candidates, comprising three hundred thousand, three hundred and twenty-three (300,323) males and three hundred thousand, three hundred and ninety one (300,391) females from eighteen thousand, nine hundred and ninety nine (18,993) participating schools entered for the school examination” the Council stated.

In a statistical analysis of the progress the country is making, the West African Examination Council (WAEC) revealed that there has been an increase in the number of candidates who are sitting for the exam this year as compared to the year 2022.

The number of candidates that registered for this year’s BECE (SC) is 8.8% higher than the 2022 entry figure of five hundred and fifty-two thousand, two hundred and seventy six (552,276). With regards to the BECE for Private”, the statement revealed.

Meanwhile, the 2023 West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School Candidates, commenced on Monday, 31st July, 2023.

According to WAEC, there is an increase in the year’s entry figures “of 5.8% compared to the 2022 entry figure of 422,883.”

“The examination is taking place at 834 centres across the country. A total of sixty (60) subjects, comprising four (4) core and fifty-six (56) electives were made available to prospective candidates to choose from”, the statement said.

A total of 447,204 candidates, made up of 211,834 males and 235,370 females drawn from 975 schools have entered for the examination, it added.

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