File photo: Pupils writing BECE

The Ghana Police Service, as part of its congratulatory message to Junior High School (JHS) pupils who wrote the 2019 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), has cautioned the graduates to celebrate their achievement with care.

In a statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs, Sheilla Kesse Abayie-Buckman, the police said their message of caution was informed by previous experiences with JHS leavers.

“It has been observed from previous years that some JHS graduates indulge in drug and alcohol abuse and other acts that lead to crimes and injuries and in some cases death at beaches among others,” the statement disclosed.

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Below is the full statement:

Statement from the police