GES warns basic school heads not to register unqualified students for 2022 BECE

The Ghana Education Service (GES) is warning basic school heads not to register unqualified students for this year’s basic certificate examinations (BECE).

In a letter signed by the director of the Ghana Education Service, Prof. Kwasi Opoku- Amankwa has indicated that heads will be sanctioned severely if they are caught. This is a little too late, but very important.

GES warns Basic School Heads not to register unqualified students for BECE.

It has become a norm that some unscrupulous basic school heads are registering unqualified students for the BECE.

Most of these unqualified students are students in either form one or form two who do register for the BECE. Parents of these students contact public basic school heads to register their children for the basic school certificate examinations.

These school heads, whether for monetary considerations or what register students who are either in form one or two for an exam that is meant for form three students.

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Some public basic school heads even go to the extent of scouting for students in private schools to come and register with them for the exams. The reason is simple: the performance of these schools in the exams has been nothing to write home about. The private school students who are even in form one or two do perform better than their own students. The heads want to prove to their superiors that they are doing well, hence their illegal approach.

Government policy favouring public schools in computer placement.

There has also been a shift in computer placement for the past few years. This new shift favors public school students against private school students. Most parents whose wards are in private schools do move them to public schools in their second year to enable them get good placement in the school selection.

GES to audit 2022 BECE candidates’

The Ghana education service is threatening to audit the candidates in 2022 BECE to ensure compliance with the directive. This is a welcome news, as it will help stern these unscrupulous heads. Pushing these students to write earlier than they should deprived the students of the content they need to function well in senior high school.

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