After the practical session of the General Certificate of Education (GCE) exam which started off about two weeks ago, over 180.000 candidates have turned out for the written session which kicked off today, May 30, 2023.
The Ordinary Level Candidates started with Economics Papers 1 and 2 meanwhile, those of the Advanced Level started with Economics and Geology Papers 1 and 2, as well.
As early as 7am this Tuesday morning, candidates, some accompanied by their parents and guardians, could be spotted at examination centres, checking lists to be sure of their exam hall for day one of the written session
Amidst the rush and search, food vendors made brisk business as they offered food to those who did not have time to grab a bite before leaving home.
If you forgot your writing material at home, you don’t need to freak out: vendors at the entrance of most centres have got you covered!
Their offers range from stationery to calculators, mathsets and just anything else one may need in the examination hall.
At the gates of most centres, parents and guardians linger, hoping to have last-minute exchanges with their children as well as ensure they find their exam halls and have no problems. They are not allowed to enter the school campus so they can only observe from the gate.
Some Principals and Teachers also turned out to accompany their students to this determinant exam, and ensure they handle any problems that may spring up on this first day of the exam.
Parents, Guardians and Teachers are optimistic about the performance of their candidates at the GCE
The bell goes at 8am and the candidates begin writing the decisive GCE exam which is the gateway to high school for Ordinary Level Candidates and passport to the university, for Advanced Level Candidates.
The General Certificate of Education (GCE) exam is scheduled to run till June 13, 2023.
Eleanor Ayuketah Ngochi