2020 BECE candidate goes into labour at examination hall

A candidate, who was writing the ongoing Basic Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the Kwahu Afram Plains South District of the Eastern region, went into labour Monday few minutes after arrival to write the first paper.

The candidate was rushed to the Maame Krobo Health Centre but was referred to Donkorkrom Presbyterian Hospital where she was delivered of a baby boy.

The Afram Plains South District Director of Education, Mustapha Haruna Appiah, confirmed the incident to Nkawkaw based Agoo FM.

The Education Director said three pregnant candidates and three nursing mothers are taking part in the exam in the district.


He said these candidates are being provided special attention and support to enable them to write the exam.

About 1,039 candidates are writing the ongoing BECE exam in Kwahu Afram Plains South District. There are 13 absentees made up of four boys and nine girls.

Teenage Pregnancy is prevalent in the District due to high rate of poverty.

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Kwahu Afram Plains South, George Ofori, told Starr News on Wednesday that the exam has been smooth so far but worried about cases of teenage pregnancy


The DCE assured of investing more to tackle the teenage pregnancy menace in the district.

He, however, charged parents to be more responsible.


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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of EducationGhana.org, an Online Education News Blog, PoliticsGhana.com and GhanaNaija.net. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. now EducationGhana.org His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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