The Government of Ghana (GoG) says it is ready to admit final year JHS students who will be successful at the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for School into the popular Free Senior High School (Free SHS) policy.
Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister for Finance Wednesday reading the country’s budget for the 2021/2022 academic year said 1,261,495 prospective students have been enrolled on the programme since its commencement in 2017.
He also said the central government led by President Nana Akufo-Addo has completed 118 projects made up of classrooms, dormitories, administration blocks, libraries and canteens at the secondary education level.
His Excellency Akufo-Addo following the conduct of the ongoing BECE for School has encouraged the over 571,000 candidates sitting for the national examination to put in their best effort to pass the exams and quality for Free SHS.
“Make Ghana proud with the quality of your results and remember all the times that Free Senior High School and Technical Vocational Education Training awaits you next year,” he said in a goodwill message to the final year students.
Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Minister for Education has also assured all candidates who pass the 31st edition of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) will get their secondary education sponsored by the government.
“All successful candidates who qualify for placement in any public Senior High or vocational schools would enjoy the Free SHS or Free Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET),” the Education Minister said on Monday.
Expected to end on Friday, a total of 571, 894 candidates representing 287,605 males and 284,289 females from 18,028 Junior High Schools are participating in the examination which started on Monday, November 15, 2021.
Candidates who pass the examination will be placed into their preferred Senior High School by the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) to start school next academic year in January 2022.