First Lady of Ghana, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo has extended her best wishes to this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates as they begin today, Monday, 10 June 2019.

Mrs Akufo-Addo in a post on Facebook prayed for God'd grace to cover the candidates throughout the week. 

“Let's do the best we can, to make them feel at ease during this period,” Mrs Akufo-Addo wrote in the post.

A total of 517,332 candidates from 16,871 public and private basic schools nationwide will this morning begin the 2019 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

Made up of 263, 616 males and 253,716 females, representing an increase of 7,508 over the 2018 figure of 509,824, they will converge at 1,880 examination centres.

They will be supervised by a total of 21,726 supervisors, their assistants and invigilators, according to figures made available to the Ghanaian Times by the West African Examination Council (WAEC).

The week-long examination was initially slated for Monday, June 3 to Friday June 7 but the Ghana Education Service (GES) rescheduled the date to the present one.