BECE 2016 GES: Computerised school placement going smoothly

The computerised school placement system is used to place qualified Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) graduates into their preferred secondary school.

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play A total of 461,013 candidates from 14,267 public and private junior high schools sat for the exam that was conducted by the West African Examination Council [WAEC].
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The Ghana Education Service (GES) says this year's computerised school placement system has so far been devoid of hitches with 95 percent of graduates posted.

The computerised school placement system is used to place qualified Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) graduates into their preferred secondary school.

Each BECE candidate was allowed to choose four schools of his or her choice for posting.

Public Relations Officer of GES Rev. Jonathan Bettey said so far no negative report has come from parents or students.

He told Citi FM that GES is receiving commendations for "releasing 95% of the candidates to their various schools of choices."

“The changes that government has put in is effective. This year’s results have proven to the entire public and most especially the Ministry that they have done a great job,” he added.

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A total of 461,013 candidates from 14,267 public and private junior high schools sat for the exam that was conducted by the West African Examination Council [WAEC] between June 13 and 17, 2016.

The candidates were made up of 239,963 males and 221,050 females as well as 57 visually impaired.

GES has often come in for criticism over the school placement system from parents and students over allegations of favouritism and manipulation.

However, Rev. Bettey told Pulse.com.gh students will get their school of choice.

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