What B.E.C.E. means?
Basic, education, certificate, education.
The Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) is the main examination to qualify students for admission into secondary and vocational schools in Ghana, and Nigeria.
It is written after three years of junior high school education. It is administered by the Ghana Education Service under the Ministry of Education. In Nigeria, it is administered by the state ministry of education in each state under the supervision of the National Examinations Council (NECO).
This booklet contains the Rules and Regulations, Syllabus topics, Schemes of Examination and Sample Questions for the subjects offered at the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in Ghana. This information is meant to guide teachers and candidates preparing for the examination. The Section on the syllabuses contains only lists of major topics to be covered, so teachers and candidates are advised to consult the teaching syllabuses developed by the Ghana Education Service (GES) to thoroughly acquaint themselves with the scope and depth of material to be covered.