As the 2020 BECE graduates begin the selection of schools parents have been urged to take an interest in their wards school selection process, particularly if the parents are not formally educated and may not be able to guide accordingly.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) has scheduled for the selection of schools exercise to commence from September 21 to October ending.
Georgeweb.org have noticed that many of parents and siblings who have stormed the Ministry of Education over the past years after the placement has been done claim they were not aware their relative was writing the examination to be able to provide the necessary support and assistance.
At this stage of selection of schools, we advise parents to make time and go to the child’s school. Ask questions and understand the process. Be sure of the child’s ability to be able to guide them away from choosing schools (and programmes) they are unlikely to get admission into, just because their friends are choosing the schools and they want to together.
Do not assume the child will get their first choice because he or she is brilliant when you have not been to someone’s farm, you think yours is the biggest.
Select the other choices carefully because it is possible the child could end up there. Just so you know, Ghana National College had over 22,000 applicants for 1200 spaces last year and Achimota had about 18,000 applicants for the same number of spaces.
Parents and BECE graduates are to note that you cannot switch or change courses once you get in, so the desired course must be carefully chosen.
Pay attention to the child’s compulsory day choice. It must be a school the child can commute to if placed there as a day student and it can be a school from any category, even if you have chosen the school as your first or second or 3rd choice as a boarder.
Assist your ward in the school selection process and Save yourself the headache of a trip to the Education Ministry when the placement is done because in most cases nothing can be done.