All public school pupils partaking in the 2018 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BEECE) have been absorbed of any registration fees after government announced it will bear the cost.
Registration for the 2018 BECE will start soon, with the exact date set between November 13 and December 15, 2017.
However, unlike previously where all students were made to bear the full cost of their registration fees, government has taken care of of the fees this time.
A statement released by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), confirmed the new development, while also stating that students from private schools will, however, have to pay GHc 75 for their BECE registration fees.
WAEC’s statement read: “The registration of candidates for the BECE for School Candidates, 2018 is scheduled to take place from 13 November to 15 December, 2017.
“Please take note of the following issues: re-sitters are to register for the BECE for private candidates; the registration fee per candidate is GHS75 and applicable to candidate in private junior high schools. Government will absorb the registration fees for candidates in the public junior high schools.”
“Please ensure that the correct type of school (private or public) is indicated during the registration of the candidates as this has implication on payment of fees for the examination.
“Kindly provide the Council with a list of private and public junior high schools in your district to enable us validate input by the schools. The Council will nullify entries of private schools that select school type wrongly and thereby do not pay fees.”
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