The Management of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) after the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Adutwum said the 2021 BECE results will be released end of February this year has postponed the school results release date.
In a discussion monitored by EducationWeb, the Education Minister said WAEC has assured his outfit the results of candidates who sat for the national examination will be released at the Council’s portal by February 2022.
“For the release of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) results, WAEC has assured the Ministry of Education (MoE) it will be out within this month (February),” the Bosomtwe Member of Parliament told a journalist.
But speaking to an Accra-based Television on Friday, the Education Minister disclosed the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) has told his outfit the 2021 BECE for School results will be out the first week of March 2022.
The new results release date the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) told the Minister for Education is to allow them to finalise the process of the 2021 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for School results.
“The BECE results should have been released by now but the West African Exams Council has urged us to give them some time to finalise the results process, so by end of the first week of March will be out,” the Minister said on Friday.
Asked if the Ministry of Education has put in place measures to ensure a smooth computer school placement this year, the sector minister replied “there will be not many technical problems this year as compared to previous years.”
As part of the measures, the Bosomtwe Member of Parliament said the Education Ministry and Ghana Education Service is taking clues from the 2020 school placement to make the upcoming Senior High School placement better.
He indicated the just ended verification and confirmation of school choices by students who participated in the 31st edition of the Basic Education Certificate Examination forms part of his outfit’s effort to ensure smooth placement.
Hon Adutwum told United Television (UTV) the CSSPS in charge of the computer school placement is working tirelessly to ensure students who sat for the national examination are placed in various public second cycle schools.
According to him, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has upgraded the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) websites to ensure there is no downtime during checking of 2021 computer school placement.
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 partook the national examination at 2,158 centres.