The West African Examination Council (WAEC) following the conduct of 2021 BECE for School has given heads of schools private and public), particularly in the Ashanti region automation to register students due to sit for this year’s examination.
The deadline comes after the Examinations Council reported to the Ghana Education Service some schools have not registered any student for the impending Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) scheduled for later 2021.
According to a statement copied to EducationWeb.com.gh, all heads of basic schools by the close of Friday, June 11, 2021, are to duly register all prospective final year students prepared to sit for the 2021 BECE examination.
“You are requested to liaise 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,” a release to the Ashanti Regional education director stated.
The release continued that “the Management of affected schools should note that the 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 the Ghana Education Service said are to be made to offer written explanations as to why disciplinary action should not be taken against them for such gross dereliction of duty.
Meanwhile, a stakeholder in the private education sector has told EducationWeb, the delay of the BECE registration is a result of the impact of the novel global coronavirus pandemic on the private schools.