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Meteo advises WAEC to change BECE timetable

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The Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMA) has called on the West African Examination Council (WAEC) to change its timetable for the writing of Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) in the months of May and June.

According to the GMA, the country experiences its raining season at that period, therefore writing examinations around these months can bring untold hardship for the candidates.

Mr. David Owusu Kessie, a Duty Forecaster at the GMA made the call in an interview on Onua FM’s Yen Sempa Monday hosted by Kwame Karikari.

The GMA Forecaster gave the advice whilst updating Yen Sempa listeners the weather condition for Monday June 13, 2016 after Sunday’s downpour.

This year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (WAEC) starts across the country today as parents entertain fears of possible flood especially in the capital Accra.

For Mr. Owusu Kessie, WAEC ought to relook at its time and if possible change it.

He noted that some of the examination centres are in open space without roof which will make writing the examination difficult.

“We may not know where the exams are being written and there can be flooding at the same time in theses examination centers,” he observed.

Meanwhile, GMA has predicted rainfall in parts of the country today.

Below is a statement from the GMA for today

 

24-HOUR REGIONAL FORECAST FOR GHANA

VALID FROM 6.00AM TODAY

SUMMARY: The entire country is expected to experience relatively cloudy weather conditions this morning, the cloudiness over the coast would be more pronounced. The northern half is expected to experience sunny weather conditions with few clouds in the afternoon. Isolated rains are expected over the southern half especially, the coastal zone of the country in the late afternoon to the evening.

REGIONAL FORECAST

REGIONS                             TEMP-MIN/°C                                                                   TEMP-MAX/°C

WEATHER BRIEF

UPPER EAST

22

33

FEW CLOUDS/SUNNY PERIOD

UPPER WEST

22

32

FEW CLOUDS/SUNNY PERIOD

NORTHERN

24

34

FEW CLOUDS/SUNNY PERIOD

BRONG AHAFO

24

31

PARTLY CLOUDY/SUNNY PERIOD

ASHANTI

24

32

PARTLY CLOUDY/SUNNY PERIO/ISO RAINS

VOLTA

23

30

PARTLY CLOUDY/SUNNY PERIO/ISO RAINS

EASTERN

23

31

PARTLY CLOUDY/SUNNY PERIO/ISO RAINS

WESTERN

22

29

PARTLY CLOUDY/SUNNY INT/SCT RAINS

CENTRAL

23

29

PARTLY CLOUDY/SUNNY INT/ISO RAINS

GREATER ACCRA

23

29

PARTLY CLOUDY/SUNNY INT/ISO RAINS

ISO=ISOLATED, SCT=SCATTED

ISSUED AT 0500 UTC                                                  DATE      13/06/2016

 

BY GHANA METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY

FORECAST DIVISION, KOTOKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ACCRA.

 

ADOM DERKYE

(DUTY FORECASTER)

 

Story by Kweku Antwi-Otoo/Onua FM/3news.com

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