The Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) kicked start in Ho, in peaceful atmosphere with candidates ready and confident of producing good results.
At Ho Kpodzi E.P Junior High Centre D, a total of 397 candidates are expected to sit for the examination, however, at the time of the visit, five were absent.
Mr Nelson Selorm Adjei, the centre supervisor told GNA the examination started peacefully, and he was optimistic that it would remain the same through to the end.
He said they were yet to know what caused the five candidates to be absent and urged those present to avoid any examination malpractice.
At the Mawuko Girls Centre, all the 358 candidates were present and busily writing the paper at the time of the visit.
Mr Hopeson Selase Anyam, supervisor of the centre said everything was under control and urged the candidates to abide by the rules governing the exams.
There was security presence at all the centres visited to ensure the safety of the candidates and the examination officers.