Some Junior High School (JHS) students who fled fighting in Chereponi in the North East Region have returned to sit the Basic Education Certification Examination (BECE).
The candidates are being conveyed back to the town to sit for the exams despite losing several contact hours.
Some of the candidates who fled fighting between Chokosis and Konkombas are being accommodated at the examination centre amid heavy security.
Some 96 candidates from the Chereponi EP Junior High School, where a students heartfelt appeal for peace grabbed headlines, will be sitting for this year’s BECE which starts Monday, June 10.
The headmaster of the school, Samuel Agyare, told Joy News that some students who fled as far back as January when the conflict broke out are back to sit for the first papers Monday morning.
He revealed that the local government authorities have provided a vehicle to convey some of the candidates from their shelter to the examination centres.
With the students having lost over 31 days of contact hours due to the fighting, there are questions about their preparedness for the exams.
Mr Agyare fears some of the candidates may not be adequately prepared psychologically and emotionally.