The cut-off point or pass mark which was aggregate 25 until the Akufo-Addo government implementation of the Free Senior High School (Free SHS) has been cancelled, the Deputy Minister of Education, Dr Adutwum has said.
This means there will be no cut-off point for candidates who will sit for the 31st edition of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in June.
Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum in an interview with Pure 95.7 FM monitored by Georgeweb.org said the past administrations introduced the cut-off point which was aggregate 25 to contain enrollment in Senior High Schools.
He explained that this was because of insufficient facilities, a situation the NPP government is currently solving to ensure all candidates after sitting for the Basic Education Certificate Examination get admission to the school.
“There was never a qualification other than what was called cut-off, and the cut-off was based on space availability, but for now, there is no pass mark”
The Member of Parliament for the Bosomtwe constituency furthered that the cut-off point did not mean a candidate has failed but rather it was about insufficient space in the about public 721 Senior High Schools (SHSs) across the country.
“The aggregate 25 cut-off point situation wasn’t so much about you have failed the examination, it was about there is no space for you”, he added.
The teaching Minister stressed that the implementation of the temporal double-track system has now made it possible for a candidate to get enrolled into any of the second-cycle schools in the country.