The presidential candidate of the Progressive People’s Party, Bridget Dzogbenuku has promised that the PPP will cancel the Basic Education Certificate Examination otherwise known as BECE.
For her, examination should not be the only way to check a child but rather there should be an assessment of the child to see how he or she is progressing as well as the teacher
“We will abolish BECE because every child must be educated at least to the SHS level…If everybody is educated to the SHS level and at least can read and write, Ghana will have a different kind of society where people are more informed and are more empowered. Examinations are not the only way to check people. There can be regular assessment of the school and of the systems of how the teachers are performing and then the exam becomes the ultimate. We can’t use only exams to test kids because that is not the best test of a school or an education system.” She said.
Bridget Dzogbenuku also said the her government will implement the Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education, (FCUBE) which has been there for years and will help increase access to education.
“We will implement Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education to its fullest because the enforcers of that policy haven’t done their work well and that is why we see students loitering around without doing anything. We must also hold parents accountable so we can have the proper checks and balances in the schools to know which student is absent and why such a student is not in school.”
She made these remarks when she was interviewed on Citi TV’s Face to Face Program yesterday, Tuesday, September 15, 2020.
Source: Ghana Waves