More than 100 schools (private and public ) in the Ashanti Region according to WAEC data sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh have not registered their students for this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
Speaking to EducationWeb’s Okyere Darko George in an interview, a relevant stakeholder in the private education sector said the delay is because of the impact of novel coronavirus on pre-tertiary private schools in the region.
But, the Ghana Education Service (GES) in a statement to the Ashanti Region Education Director has given heads of 188 schools by the close of Friday, June 11, 2021, to register final year students for the examination.
“You are requested to laise with the authorities of the schools involved to ensure that all eligible candidates are registered by the close of work on Friday June 11, 2021,” the released copied to EducationWeb.com.gh stated.
It continued that “the Management of affected schools should note that the Ghana Education Service (GES) will not be in a position to facilitate any further registration exercise after the June 11, 2021 deadline.”
Heads of the public schools involved have been directed to offer written explanations as to why disciplinary action should not be taken against them for such gross dereliction of duty.