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To avoid delays in sending examination materials to hard-to-reach areas in the Ashanti Region, the use of drone has been adopted in sending the materials to Sekyere Afram Plains.

The Regional Education Directorate says the move is to ensure that all candidates, regardless of their location, start the exam on time.

“Last year we resorted to the use of drone to send the examination materials, because it rained continuously two days to the exam, rendering the route to the district inaccessible. We had to engage WAEC and agreed to use the drone and it worked. So this year too, the rainy season has set in, and we don’t want to take any chances, hence, using the drone to transport the materials”, Ashanti Regional Director of Ghana Education Service, Dr William Amankrah Appiah.

In the Ashanti Region, 110,742 candidates including 55,175 males and 55,567 females have been registered for the 2024 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

The Directorate indicates that, adequate measures have been put in place to ensure a smooth examination for the 5-day period for all candidates.

The students were however advised to refrain from engaging any form of act that constitutes examination malpractice.

“We have been encouraging them to have the confidence to study and write the exam well without cheating”, Dr Amankrah said after touring some examination centres in the region.

For some of the candidates, their expectation of going to their preferred secondary school has forced them to study hard.

“I was nervous days before the examination day, but the fear is gone after entering the examination centre. We will try our best to write well and get better results to continue to the senior high level”, Asantewaa Comfort said with confidence.

Asantewaa Comfort


“We have done eight mocks to prepare for this day, so we are very well prepared”, another candidate, Elisha Owusu stated.

Elisha Owusu

By Ibrahim Abubakar