GES adds 139 TVET institutions to BECE school selection register

The Ghana Education Service as part of efforts to improve Technical and Vocational Education has updated the 2021 school selection register with 139 Technical and Vocational Education and Training Service (TVETS) institutions.

According to a blog post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh, Appendix one (1) of the school selection register contains detailed Technical and Vocational Education and Training Service (TVETS) programmes.

Appendix two (2) of the school register also contains detailed subjects of the Technical programmes to be offered in the various Senior High Technical Schools (SECTECH) institutions in the country.

A staff of the Education Service on Wednesday told EducationWeb the update follows a government decision to include Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) students in the Free Senior High School policy.

The Ghana Education Service (GES) in collaboration with the Management of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Service (GES/TVETS) have put in place the below guidelines for the school selection exercise.

1. All Senior High School (SHS), Senior High Technical School (SHTS) and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) have been grouped into 4 categories namely Category A, B, C and D.

2. All candidates must choose their 1st to 5th choices from schools in Category A, B and C in order of preference.

3. Each choice must have a program and accommodation preference

4. Candidates who wish to offer only TVET programmes must select all six (6) TVET schools from Category A, B and C as Day or Boarding.

5. Candidates are to select a compulsory day as the 6th choice from Category D or choose boarding school from the list of schools in Appendix 3 (2021 schools register) as special boarding. In total, Candidates must select 6 schools.

Scheduled to commence from November 29, 2021, to December 14, 2021, parents and guardians have been encouraged to take a keen interest in the section process to ensure the smooth placement of their wards.

Sensitization and public education on the school selection are currently ongoing nationwide in all Regional, District Education Directorates and various public and private Junior High Schools (JHSs) across the country.

The GES has informed stakeholders to watch out for infographics, short videos in nine (9) Ghanaian Languages, flyers and the physical presence of officers in all District communities and schools for the sensitization drive.

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