468,053 candidates to write this year’s BECE

A total of 468,053 candidates, consisting of 241,148 males and 226,905 females will write this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) across the country.

There will also be 16,410 ingilators, 1,702 supervisors and 1,548 assistant supervisors.

This year’s BECE will be written by candidates from 15,185 public and private schools from June 5 to 9 at 1,702 centres.

Statistics from WAEC

According to statistics made available to the Daily Graphic by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), the Ashanti Region will again present the highest number of 93,570 candidates, made up of 47,702 males and 45,868 females.

The Greater Accra Region follows with 85,041 candidates—41,022 males and 44,019 females, while the Central Region, which has some of the popular senior high schools in the country, is presenting the third highest number of 50,106 candidates made up of 25,934 males and 24,172 females.

The Western Region would present 47,467 candidates, 24,779 males and 22,688 females. The Eastern Region has 44,319 candidates, 23,311 males and 21,008 females,  with the Brong Ahafo Region presenting 43,744 made up of 23,311 males and 20,433 females.

The Northern Region has 38,975 candidates, 21,506 males and 17,469 females, while the Volta Region presents 32,907, 17,567 males and 15,340 females.

The Upper East and the Upper West regions have 19,873 (9,820 males and 10,053 females) and 12,051 (6,196 males and 5,855 females) candidates, respectively.
A total of 199,059 candidates will write French while 453,654 will write Information and Communications Technology (ICT), which are optional subjects.