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Hon Collins Owusu Amankwah-The Member of Parliament for Manhyia North

The Member of Parliament for Manhyia North, Hon Collins Owusu Amankwah has urged candidates sitting for this year's Basic Education Certificate Exams (BECE) to be courageous since nothing apart from what they had learnt in school is what they will be examined on.

In a goodwill message to Basic School candidates in his area as well as others  across the country ahead of the exams, Hon Amankwah called on students to comport themselves very well as they sit to write the ongoing exams.

He tasked them to apply the discipline they had been taught in school to write the exams since their future lives depended on the grades they got at the end.

The Manhyia-North MP cautioned the students to desist from engaging in any form of examination malpractice, adding this could cut short their success in the exams.


Hon Amankwah urged the candidates to cultivate a positive attitude towards the exams and ensure they answer what they are asked to.

According to him, the first point of getting an answer right was to first understand the specific question which has been asked.

He encouraged them to attempt questions they could perfectly provide answers for and save time to answer those they have challenges with.

The best way, the MP said in answering a question is by providing clear reasons or explanations for what you have been asked.


The MP, admonished the supervisors and invigilators from the Ghana Education Service (GES) as well as the West African Education Council (WAEC) to ensure they do not do anything to put fear in the candidates writing this year's exams.

According to him, being the first time these pupils are writing such a high profile exams in their life they already have some unexplained fear in them.

This fear, he noted could be exacerbated if the supervisors begin to shout and yell at candidates when they display some form of naivety in their conduct at the center.

He was hopeful that the guidance the invigilators, parents and well wishers provide in the form of encouragement will spur the pupils on to write their exams with renewed confidence.

Story by Michael Ofosu-Afriyie, Kumasi

2017-06-07 @14:13:00

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