Second batch of BECE candidates posted

The second placement is underway by Monday therefore students can go and get their placement, the GES has revealed

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Over 109,806 students of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) will be posted to selected Senior High Schools Monday, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has revealed.

According to the Acting Public Relations Officer of the GES, Rev. Jonathan Bettey students who missed the opportunity to be placed by the system during the first batch shall be placed.

He explained that Computerized School Selection Placement System (CSSPS) placed 329, 416 out of the 439, 222 candidates who wrote this year’s examination in the various Junior High Schools.

“The second placement is underway; by Monday students can go and get their placement. They will not sit in the house without getting school,” he told Joy FM.

Reverend Bettey also denied reports that some candidates were posted to schools they did not select.

“We allow students to select four choices and where the schools they have been placed are schools they themselves have selected. We make sure that their choice of school is where we send them to and this is done according to the raw score of their results.”

He however added that the GES will not bow to pressure to change schools for students who do not get their preferred choices.

“There wouldn’t be any influence from any quarters, we will not allow anybody to go to the placement centre to look for wherever this computer is being used to place the students for any influence”, he said.

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