- 2018 candidates for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) will not be paying registration fees
- Government says only students in public schools will be covered
Government says it will be paying the registration fees of all public candidates of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
What this means is that students in the public schools will not have to pay for the 75 cedi registration from next year, 2018.
YEN.com.gh is learning that the directive was found in a letter from the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to the Metropolitan, Municipal, District and Directors of Education.
The payment of the registration fees of students in public schools enforces government's decision to ensure that access to free basic education is achieved.
Information from the Ghana Education Service (GES) shows that the transition rate from Primary 6 to JHS1 has reduced by 4.4 percent nationally.
The free SHS policy according to the NPP government, will also cover agricultural, vocational and technical institutions at the Secondary School level.
The absence of a policy document for the free SHS policy, has in the past been noted as contributing to uncertainties about the timelines, source of funding and scope of the policy.
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