Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES) says his outfit in collaboration with CSSPS next week will release the 2021 computer school placement of candidates who sat for last year’s BECE.
In an interview with Ghanaian Times newspaper, Mr Opoku-Amankwa said the Service has already commenced the selection and placement process and from next week it will be released for students to check their school placement.
Refusing to disclose the number of students to be placed this year, the Director-General said “What we are currently doing is looking at the attrition figures to come out with the exact number of students who qualified for placement.”
Professor Kwasi Amankwa told the Times newspaper the Management of the Computerized School Selection and Placement System and GES are working to ensure students go to school as scheduled on the academic calendar.
All qualified prospective students would be placed to enable them to have access to Senior High School (SHS) under the government’s Free Senior High School (FSHS) policy,” the Director-General of the Education Service stated.
The date for the 2021 computer school placement release comes after the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) released the 2021 results of students who sat for the 31st edition of the Basic Education Certificate Examination.
According to the Council, 572,167 candidates made up of 287,730 boys and 284,437 girls entered for the examination. Among the registered candidates, 61 had visual impairment and 321 were identified with hearing impairment.
WAEC in a blog post sighted by EducationWeb said the subject results of 138 candidates have been cancelled for the offence of either bringing in foreign materials into the examination hall or colluding with other candidates.
“The entire results of 46 candidates for the offence of either sending mobile phones into the examination hall or impersonation,” the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) stated on Monday, February 28, 2022.
The Examinations Body also indicated the subject results of 148 candidates and the entire results of 109 candidates have been withheld pending the conclusion of investigations into various cases of alleged examination malpractice.