BECE placement 2023: Easy and complete step-by-step guide

BECE placement 2023: Easy and complete step-by-step guide

BECE stands for Basic Education Certificate Examination, which is the main examination for students in Junior High Schools in Ghana. The placement refers to the process of assigning students to Senior High Schools based on their scores in the BECE. The release of the BECE results is a significant event for Ghanaian students and their families. So, has the 2023 BECE placement been released?

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The Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) instantaneously place students in one of the five secondary schools they selected during the Basic Education Certificate Education (BECE) enrollment process. The placement is entirely based on the student's performance.

BECE Placement in 2023

Following the announcement of the academic year's Basic Education Certificate Education (BECE) results, all qualified Junior High School (JHS) candidates are to start checking for their Senior High School (SHS) placement via the new Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS).

When will the 2023 school placement be released?

When will the school placement be done? Every year, after the BECE candidates have completed their exams and the Basic Education Certificate Examination outcomes have been issued, the CSSPS School Placement from GES follows.

Which date will the BECE placement come out? The BECE results were released on 26 January 2023.

Is the school placement out?

The Ghana Education Service (GES) announced in a press statement on January 29, 2023, that it's still making preparations to release the placement for the 2023/2024 academic year for Senior High School.

The placement of schools is normally made available a few weeks after the BECE outcomes are made public. The GES then uses the results to assign students to their affiliated Senior High Schools.

How do I check my BECE placement?

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How do I check my BECE placement from the CSSPS portal? Following the release of GES results and school placement, the next step is to learn how to verify your BECE placement on the CSSPS portal.

  1. Visit the CSSPS website.
  2. Using mobile money, purchase your e-voucher from the CSSPS website.
  3. Click the 'Check Placement' button.
  4. Enter your 10-digit BECE index number, then the year.
  5. Enter the 12-digit code from your e-voucher.
  6. Get to your placement and print it.

How to purchase the BECE voucher

According to Ghana Education Service (GES), here is how to obtain your e-voucher from the CSSPS website.

  1. Visit the CSSPS website.
  2. Follow the steps outlined on the page.
  3. Choose your mobile wallet to pay for your e-voucher.
  4. You will be given a voucher code that will allow you to check for placement or do self-placement.

How to check the school placement on the phone

The BECE SHS placement shows you which school you have been assigned to attend for your senior year. To verify your school placement by phone online, follow the steps outlined below.

  1. Begin by going to the CSSPS result checker online portal.
  2. Then, on the CSSPS, choose the buy voucher option to purchase the placement checker card for 5 GHC through MTN mobile money.
  3. After purchasing the placement checker, go to the CSSPS portal and select the check placement option.
  4. Then enter your BECE index number, followed by your examination year, in the following sequence: If your index number is 1234567890 and your exam year is 2022, you will enter 123456789022.
  5. After that, input the serial number and pin found on the online e-voucher you purchased.
  6. Finally, press the submit button to see your SHS school placement.
  7. If you want to print your BECE SHS school placement from your phone, click the print button.
  8. Print and fill out the BECE placement form (also called WAEC/BECE placement form), attach your passport, and send the documents to your CSSPS-placed institution.

The CSSPS system will redirect you for self-placement if it has not allocated a school. More school vacancies are available in the self-placement module for students who miss slots during the automatic placement process.

Candidates who check their selected schools via SMS can still use the placement checker codes and visit the CSSPS portal to print their BECE placement forms.

How to buy a BECE placement checker with mobile money

The BECE placement checker Short code *447*160# works on all networks. Therefore,

  1. Dial the placement checker short code *447*160# on your phone and press the call button.
  2. Select 2 in the menu to choose E-Voucher.
  3. Select two again to choose BECE.
  4. Select 2 to choose Placement Checker.
  5. Select 1 to continue.
  6. Input your name and other required details, then follow the prompts to pay GH₵ 10.00.
  7. You will receive a text message or email confirmation with your Placement Checker Code.
  8. Proceed to check your BECE placement.

How do you buy a BECE placement checker code online?

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The Computerized School Selection and Placement online portal can automatically give you a placement checker card code. Here is how it is done:

  1. Visit the CSSPS website (it is also the CSSPS BECE School Placement Checker Portal).
  2. Select buy e-voucher.
  3. Enter your BECE index number and click Buy BECE Placement.
  4. Choose your payment method.
  5. Approve/confirm the GH₵ 10.00 e-voucher payment.
  6. The system will instantly generate an e-voucher code for you to use when checking your BECE School placement.

How to fill out the BECE placement form

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Learn how to fill BECE placement form using an online template. Practice severally to overcome anxiety when filling out the actual placement form.

When is BECE done?

Students usually do this national exam in June after three years of their JHS Education. The exam usually lasts for a week unless emergency cancellations and postponements happen.

What are the BECE subjects that candidates take?

Here is a list of the subjects Ghanaian candidates study for their BECE exams:

  • Mathematics
  • Information Communication and Technology (ICT)
  • Social studies
  • Ghanaian Language
  • French
  • Religious and Moral Education (RME)
  • Integrated Science
  • English Language Arts
  • Basic Design and Technology (BDT)

JHS students' registration in CSSPS placed schools

After the Ghana Education Service approves CSSPS' BECE school placements, admissions begin in October. Registrations usually end in early November, after which schools submit reports of admitted students to GES.

What if the candidate did not qualify?

The candidate chooses five schools they would like to join. Well, the student goes through a self-placement process by selecting Senior High Schools (SHS), Vocational Education & Training (TVET) Institutes, and Senior High Technical Schools (SHTS) that still have vacancies and wait for CSSPS' approval.

What is the price of the BECE school placement checker pin?

A BECE School placement checker code costs GH₵ 10.00 online, via mobile money, or at any accredited vendor.

Above is an easy and complete step-by-step guide for the 2023 BECE placement. The CSSPS placement is done every year after BECE results are out. All the best to all the candidates joining SHS. also shared a list of category A schools in the Ashanti region of Ghana in 2022. Ghana's Senior Secondary/High School students (twelfth/thirteenth grade) sit for the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

These schools are grouped into A, B, C, D, E, F, and G. Senior Secondary/High Schools in category A are the best-performing learning institutions. Moreover, a school can drop from A to F, depending on its performance.

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