Bongo District drops in 2018 BECE performance

file photo; BECE candidates taking their exams

The 2018 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) results for schools in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region show a fall below 2017’s standards.

According to the Ghana Education Service (GES) report on the 2018 BECE performance, Bongo District suffered a drop; recording a percentage score of 16.8 as against 19.1 for 2017.

“The Bongo District presented 1,995 candidates from 56 Junior High Schools for the Basic Education Certificate Examination in 2018; and the district’s report from the Ghana Education Service (GES) showed a percentage score of 16.8 percent which was a decline from the previous year’s performance of 19.1 percent.” Peter Ayinbisa, the DCE for Bongo disclosed during his address at the Assembly’s Third Ordinary Session.

He therefore charged the Bongo District GES to step up its supervisory duties and further called on parents to make their children’s education paramount; so as to reverse the trend.

Meanwhile, the Builsa South District had the best performance in BECE among the 13 Districts in the Upper East Region.

Out of the 216 Districts that participated in the 2018 BECE nationwide, the Builsa South District attained the 124 position, beating the other Districts in the Region.

According to the national report on the examination, the  Bolgatanga Municipal placed 143, Kassena Nankana Municipality placed 149th, while the Nabdam District came in the 173 position, Bawku West, 175, Builsa North, 177 and  Garu Tempane 181.

The rest are; Bawku Municipality and Bongo District jointly placed 183, Binduri 197, Talensi 208 and Pusiga 215.