The Ghana Education Service (GES) this year scheduled for final year Junior High School (JHS) students to commence the selection of schools process after the conduct of the 2020 edition of the BECE for School Candidates.
The 531,705 candidates who sat for the 30th edition of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) on September 21, 2020, began the selection of schools which is expected to end on October 31, 2020, across the country.
The school selection will enable candidates who will be successful in the 2020 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) benefit from the Akufo-Addo government’s Free Senior High School (Free SHS) policy.
Speaking in an interview with the Accra-based Asempa 94.7 FM monitored by Georgeweb.org, the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Prof Kwasi-Opoku Amankwa said this year’s selection of schools by candidates delayed amid the outbreak of the locally transmitted COVID-19.
The President of the Republic, Nana Akufo-Addo as part of measures to slow and curb the spread of the novel coronavirus directed for the closure of schools in the country, a situation which halted academic activities.
Professor Kwasi-Opoku speaking in the interview advised parents and guardians to take a keen interest in their wards schools selection to ensure a smooth Computerized School Selection Placement (CSSPS) this year.