According to the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS), 90% of 2021 BECE applicants who will appear for the 31st edition of the national examination from Monday to Friday will be placed in Senior High School.
Mr Mark Sasu, the National Coordinator for the School Selection System, spoke with Kumasi-based OTEC FM, which EducationWeb.com listened to.
It said that enough precautions had been taken to guarantee a seamless deployment.
He said that, in contrast to last year, when 85 percent of candidates who sat for the 30th edition of the BECE for School were placed, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has set an objective of placing 90 percent of final year Junior High students this academic year.
Mr Sasu informed Dr Cash, the presenter of OTEC FM’s political program ‘Dwabrem,’ that four categories of applicants representing 571,894 students would be placed under the Computerized School Selection and Placement System this year (CSSPS).
“GES is ready to place four groups of applicants: private students who sat to improve their marks, overseas candidates, and re-entry candidates who were unable to achieve placement last year owing to unusual difficulties,” he said.
The CSSPS coordinator advised prospective applicants to concentrate on the test, which is scheduled for November 15 to November 19, 2021, since the new placement criterion and school selection will take place after the 2021 BECE.
From Monday, November 15 to Friday, November 19, 2021, a total of 571,894 potential candidates will sit for the 31st edition of the national test, which will be conducted by the West African Examinations Council in 2,158 centers.
Prior to the administration of the national examination, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has recommended applicants to focus on their studies and refrain from indulging in examination misconduct.
In a statement, it also asked supervisors and invigilators to follow the BECE standards, to remain cautious, to abstain from bringing mobile phones into the examination hall, and to carry out their tasks as intended.
According to the Service, information of the 2021/2022 school selection process and placement will be conveyed to members of the general public, key stakeholders, and applicants throughout the nation at the right time.