BECE school placement 2024: easy and complete step-by-step guide

BECE school placement 2024: easy and complete step-by-step guide

BECE (Basic Education Certificate Examination) is the final examination for Junior High School students in Ghana. The placement process happens after their exam results are out. This process entails assigning students to Senior High Schools based on their scores in the BECE. Find out more about the BECE school placement below.

A CSSPS system (Computerized School Selection and Placement System) is a digital system Ghana uses to place students in one of the five secondary schools they selected during the BECE enrollment process. The placement is entirely based on the student's performance.

BECE school placement in 2024

Junior High School (JHS) candidates can only check their Senior High School (SHS) placements after their BECE results are out. They all do this via the CSSPS portal or system (Computerized School Selection and Placement System). Find out BECE school placement, verification, and confirmation below:

How to check BECE school placement?

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You can check your BECE placement from the CSSPS portal after GES has announced BECE exam results and school placement outcomes. Here is how to verify your BECE placement on the CSSPS portal:

  • Visit the CSSPS website.
  • Using mobile money, purchase your e-voucher from the CSSPS website.
  • Click the 'Check Placement' button.
  • Enter your 10-digit 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.
  • Enter the 12-digit code from your e-voucher.
  • Press 'Submit' to view your placement and 'Print' to print it.
  • Fill out the printed BECE placement form (WAEC/BECE placement form), attach your passport, and send the documents to your CSSPS-placed institution.
BECE school placement 2023
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How to buy a BECE placement checker code online?

According to Ghana Education Service (GES), you can automatically get a placement checker card code on the CSSPS online portal. Here is how to purchase the BECE voucher from the CSSPS website.

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  • Visit the CSSPS BECE School Placement Checker Portal (CSSPS website).
  • Select 'Buy e-voucher.'
  • Choose a mobile wallet to pay for your e-voucher.
  • Enter your BECE index number and click 'Buy BECE Placement.'
  • Choose your payment method.
  • Approve/confirm the GH₵ 10.00 e-voucher payment.
  • The system will instantly generate an e-voucher code for you to use when checking your BECE School placement.

How to check for 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.

  • Go to the CSSPS portal.
  • Choose the 'Buy voucher' option.
  • Purchase the placement checker card for GH₵ 10.00 via your MTN mobile money number.
  • After purchasing the BECE school placement checker voucher, return to the CSSPS result checker online portal and select the 'Check placement' option.
  • 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.
  • After that, input the serial number and pin found on the online e-voucher you purchased.
  • Finally, press the 'Submit' button to see your SHS school placement.
  • If you want to print your BECE SHS school placement from your phone, click the 'Print' button.
  • 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.

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BECE school placement 2023
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Note Below:

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.

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.

Notify your Head of School if you notice any errors in the school placement process that should be rectified.

How to buy a BECE placement checker with mobile money?

The BECE placement checker short code *447*160# works on all networks. Therefore, you do not have to switch to another network to do this. Instead, follow these steps:

  • Dial *447*160# on your phone and press the call button. This is the short code for checking BECE school placement.
  • Select 2 in the menu to choose E-Voucher.
  • Select 2 again to choose BECE.
  • Select 2 to choose Placement Checker.
  • Select 1 to continue.
  • Input your name and other required details, then follow the prompts to pay GH₵ 10.00.
  • You will receive a text or email confirmation with your BECE School Placement Checker Code.
  • After that, you can check your BECE placement on the CSSPS portal.

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BECE school placement in 2023
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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.

When is the BECE 2023 exam starting?

.Final year JHS students did their BECE exams between August 7, 2023, and August 11, 2023. A new examination will be administered in 2024.

How many students wrote BECE in 2023?

602,457 JHS students sat for BECE exams in 2023. The number increased by 49,049 over last year's figure of 553,408.

What are the BECE subjects that candidates take?

Here is a timetable of the subjects Junior High School candidates were tested in during their BECE exams. These are the same exams each JHS student sits for in their final year.

Monday, August 8, 2023

020/2Social Studies 2 (Essay)9:00 am - 10:00 am1 hour
020/1Social Studies 1 (Objective)10:00 am - 10:45 am45 mins
070/2ICT 2 (Essay)1:00 pm - 2:00 pm1 hour
070/1ICT 1 (Objective)2:00 pm - 2:45 pm45 mins

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Tuesday, August 8, 2023

030/2Mathematics 2 (Essay)9:00 am - 10:15 am1 hour 15 mins
030/1Mathematics 1 (Objective)10:15 am - 11:00 am45 mins
053/2Basic Design & Tech 2 (Essay)1:00 pm - 2:15 pm1 hour 15 mins
053/1Basic Design & Tech 1 (Objective)2:15 pm - 2:55 pm45 mins

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

001/2English Language 2 (Essay)9:00 am - 10:00 am1 hour
001/1English Language 1 (Objective)10:00 am - 11:00 am1 hour
022/2Religious and Moral Educ. 2 (Essay)1:00 pm - 2:00 pm1 hour
022/1Religious and Moral Educ.1 (Objective)2:00 pm - 2:45 pm45 mins

Thursday, August 10, 2023

033/2Integrated Science 2 (Essay)9:00 am - 10:00 am1 hour
033/1Integrated Science 1 (Objective)10:00 am - 10:45 am45 mins
003/2 - 0013/2Ghanaian Language & Culture 2 (Essay)1:00 pm - 1:45 pm45 mins
003/1 - 0013/1Ghanaian Language & Culture 1 (Objective)1:45 pm - 2:45 pm1 hour

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Friday, August 11, 2023

002/2French 2 (Essay)9:00 am - 10:15 am1 hour 15 mins
002/1French 1 (Objective)10:15 am - 11:00 am15 mins

When will BECE results come out?

BECE results are usually released within 45 days after the last examination date. So, the 2023/24 candidates should expect to know their scores in December.

What is the new 2023 BECE school selection date?

The school selection period was rescheduled from August 23, 2023, to September 4, 2023. This happens before the BECE placement process.

How to fill out the BECE placement form?

You can learn how to fill out the BECE placement form using an online template. After that, practice severally to overcome anxiety when filling out the actual placement form.

How to do the BECE placement?

If you want to apply for schools during the BECE placement process, here is how to do it:

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  • Visit the CSSPS website.
  • Select 'Check Placement.'
  • Enter your voucher pin and index number.
  • Click 'Enter' and wait for the system to direct you to the self-placement page.
  • Choose schools based on your aggregate and residential preference (boarding/day).
  • Click 'Confirm.'
  • Print the document.

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.

Is the school placement out?

The Ghana Education Service (GES) released the school placement results between October 14, 2023, and October 28, 2023, a few weeks after students had received their BECE scores.

BECE school placement 2023
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Which date will the BECE placement come out?

The BECE school placement results are expected to be released between October 14, 2023, and October 28, 2023.

When does the JHS students' registration in CSSPS-placed schools happen?

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TVETs, Senior High Schools, and Senior High Technical Schools (SHTS) begin to enroll students after GES has done the BECE school placements. These schools later submit reports of admitted students to GES.

What if the candidate did not qualify?

The candidate will redo the self-placement process if none of the schools they elected picks them. The person will select other Senior High Schools (SHS), Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Institutes, and Senior High Technical Schools (SHTS) that still have vacancies and wait for CSSPS' approval.

This easy guide for BECE school placement in 2023 will help you apply for school placement and confirm which school has selected you. The CSSPS placement process is done every year after BECE results are out. All the best to all the candidates joining SHS.

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Source: Original also shared a list of category A schools in the Ashanti region of Ghana. 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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