The Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) is one of the most important exams in the lives of young students in Ghana.

It is the examination that determines the eligibility of students to progress to secondary education and sets the foundation for their future academic pursuits.

As such, it is of utmost importance for students, parents, and teachers to have accurate and up-to-date information about the 2023 BECE starting date.

This portal aims to provide comprehensive information about the 2023 BECE starting date, including the official announcement from the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), important dates to remember, and what students and parents can expect from the examination process.

2023 BECE Starting Date

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is the official body responsible for administering the BECE in Ghana.

WAEC is also responsible for setting the dates for the examination and making official announcements about the same.

According to the latest official announcement from WAEC, the 2023 BECE will commence on October 17, 2023 and will conclude on October 20, 2023.

This year’s BECE will be conducted at various centers across the country and will follow all the necessary COVID-19 protocols to ensure the safety of students, teachers, and invigilators.

Key Dates to Remember

There are several important dates that students and parents need to keep in mind when preparing for the 2023 BECE. These include:

  • October 17, 2023: The first day of the 2023 BECE
  • October 20, 2023: The last day of the 2023 BECE
  • December 31, 2023: The date on which WAEC will release the results of the 2023 BECE

It is important to note that these dates are subject to change and students and parents are advised to keep an eye on official announcements from WAEC for the latest updates.

What to Expect from the 2023 BECE

The 2023 BECE will consist of a total of eight subjects, including English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science, Social Studies, Religious and Moral Education (RME), French, ICT, and an elective subject of the student’s choice.

Each subject will be allocated a total of 2 hours and 15 minutes for completion.

Students will be required to answer a total of 100 multiple choice questions, with each subject carrying a total of 50 marks.

The total marks for the examination will therefore be 400. To pass the BECE, students are required to score a minimum of aggregate 36.

It is important for students to take the 2023 BECE seriously and to prepare adequately for the examination.

This can be achieved through regular revision, seeking the help of teachers and tutors, and engaging in practices and mock exams.

Parents can also play a key role in supporting their children by ensuring they have a conducive study environment, providing necessary resources, and encouraging them to take the examination seriously.

The 2023 BECE starting date has officially been set for October 17, 2023 and will conclude on October 19, 2023.

Students and parents are advised to keep an eye on official announcements from WAEC and to prepare adequately for the examination.

By taking the 2023 BECE seriously and preparing adequately, students can set the foundation for a successful academic future and achieve their goals.



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