GES asked to release 2022 BECE results before school selection

Education Think Tank – Africa Education Watch has suggested for the Ghana Education Service (GES) to release this year’s BECE results before prospective candidates commence the Senior High School selection for placement.

The Executive Director of the Education Watch, Mr Kofi Asare in a post sighted by EducationWeb said the current system where BECE students are made to select schools before the national examination results release does not help.

Asare said if the Basic Education Certificate Examination for School results are released before the selection of Senior High Schools, it would rationalize the demand for ‘Category A’ schools and balance the school placement process.

“If BECE results were released before SHS selection, it would rationalize the demand for some schools and create some equilibrium. What do you think?” the Education policy analyst and farmer quizzed in a social media post.

Meanwhile, the Management of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is yet to release the provisional results of candidates who sat for the 31st edition of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for School last year.

Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES) this week told Accra-based United Television the Examinations Council by the end of January 2022 will release the BECE results online.

“The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says we should expect the release of the results of candidates who sat for Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) last year by the end of January 2022,” he told the television station.

The Director-General said his outfit after the release of the provisional WAEC 2021 BECE results will take some two or three months to work on the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) of the JHS graduates.

“So after the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) has released the results online, we will take two or three months to work on the placement of the candidates before they later report to school on April 4, 2022,” Mr Opoku noted.

A total of 571,894 prospective candidates representing 28,605 males and 284,289 females from 18,028 public and private Junior High Schools (JHSs) across the country participated in the national examination at 2,158 centres.

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