BECE results 2020 - how to check, placement, release date

BECE results 2020 - how to check, placement, release date

Basic Education Certificate Examination is the chief examination or test carried out to qualify students for secondary and vocational schools in Ghana. The exam is conducted after a student has completed three years of junior high school education, usually in June. Students who await placement in Senior High Schools (SHS) must meet some criteria used to highlight qualifications. Nonetheless, knowing your BECE results is the first thing to do.

BECE results
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Both Ghanaian and Non-Ghanaian candidates are eligible for the BECE selection process. BECE results are released within at least two months. Luckily, accessing your BECE results in 2020 is not a difficult task like before. This is because of the modern systems that have been put in place by WAEC and other stakeholders. Online result checkers and mobile phone results are some of the most efficient systems in place that can be used to check students' grades.

How do we check BECE results?

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BECE results in 2020 came with a fair share of challenges. 0.28% of the results were withheld by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on fraud claims, being the highlight of it all.

According to WAECs press release, the percentage, derived from a population of 1298 out of 468060 candidates, were students found during and after the exams, in exam malpractices. WAEC, a body tasked to release results noted, in their 2020 press release BECE results, that the students can access their results online, through their website.

All that you need is a phone or computer and reliable internet. You can choose to use mobile data, LAN, or WI-FI. It is important to know how you can check your BECE results online before they are released.

You need to get a WAEC result checking scratch card from an accredited dealer in Ghana. Some of the authorized dealers are Ghana Post, Apex Bank, and Lismic Consult Limited. Then, follow the procedure below on how to use your BECE results checker:

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  • Visit the WAEC result checker online portal.
  • Once on the site, you will find a list where you are required to fill your personal details. Enter your Index number.
  • There are various types of examinations that will appear. Select the BECE examination from the list.
  • Enter your Exam year, for example, 2020.
  • Write the serial number at the back of your scratch card.
  • Fill the PIN (12 digits) found on the scratch card; for example, 018765432112.
  • Confirm the correctness of your Index number and year of examination.
  • Click on Submit and wait for the display in the popup window. This may take several seconds.
BECE results
Source: UGC

How to check BECE results using a phone

Thanks to WAEC and phone service providers accessing your BECE result via your phone has been made possible and easy. With your MTN mobile money, you can manage to buy WAEC-BECE result checkers. How can you check BECE results via your phone? The process is simple as shown below:

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  1. Visit your mobile money menu
  2. Choose pay bill
  3. Choose general payment
  4. You will be asked to provide the following information:
  • Payment code – monicliq waec
  • Reference – your current phone number
  • Amount – 5

5. Wait for an SMS, which will be your results

6. In case of any problem follow up through +233244783838

Which date will the BECE result come?

September is the month set by WAEC, and GES to release results, but the official BECE results release date is not yet confirmed.

BECE 2021 school placement

Is BECE results out? They have not been released yet but will be out by September. After a long struggle, with hardships in the education system, it is only fair that students get rewarded with the right BECE results placement.

Every student sets his or her mind on the best senior high school in the country. Luckily, the placement system adopted by Ghana Education System (GES) guarantees that you get the best option for a senior high school.

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This reflects your performance on the BECE exams. The system has a computerized school selection and placement system. This gives students a good chance to view the institutions they have been enrolled and the specific program given. If you are a student and want to check the BECE 2020 placement, follow the procedure below:

  • Go to your phone's message application.
  • On the space provided to enter the recipients in your phone's messaging platform, type 1060.
  • Type your 10-digit index number in the text box, e.g., 0987654321.
  • Press send.
  • Then wait for your high school placement results.
BECE results
Source: UGC

You need to ensure that there is no spacing between your digits. Also, note that the shortcode (1060) applies to all networks. If you experience difficulties with the process, add a two-digit suffix of your year of examination (last two digits, e.g. ..20) on your index number. For example, 098765432120.

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Step by step guide on how you can check WAEC result on phone

It is also vital to ensure that you are familiar with the application process for the second batch of BECE placement. Do you know how to go about it? The detailed step by step process is as follows:

  • Open the official site
  • Enter your PIN-code and index number to login to the site.
  • Press on the "check placement status."
  • You will get a link to self-placement (given that you are yet to be placed).
  • Press on the self-placement link.
  • It will take you to a new tab where you will choose your region of choice.
  • Select your school of choice.
  • Choose your preferred program.
  • Press the submit button, which will be a command to place yourself.
  • Print the placement notice with your full details.

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BECE results placement

Ahead of this year’s senior high school placement, the computerized school selection and placement system will be reviewed. This is to streamline the placement process, which will enhance the student placement process.

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According to Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, the Director-General of Ghana Education Service (GES), this process started May this year. It came before the beginning of the BECE exams.

BECE 2020 certificate

Apart from the online results, there are also certificates provided to successful candidates. This usually happens three months after BECE results release date. Then these certificates are sent to all schools so that individual candidates can easily collect them. Certificates are produced once. Hence, once lost or damaged after collection; they cannot be replaced.

BECE results
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According to Prof. Opoku, the review is supposed to correct the challenges faced during the previous year’s placement process. This will ensure that the process is conducted appropriately and smoothly. This year’s student will be the third batch of students to reap the fruits of the free SHS program that was initiated from the 2018/2019 academic year.

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Checking BECE results 2020 is easy and does not take a lot of time. WAEC-BECE results checking process is simple, and this has made it possible for students to know their grades at ease. According to the Ghana Education Service, this year's examination results will delay due to the outbreak and spread of COVID-19 globally. Students will be notified when the results and placement are ready for the 2020/2021 academic year.

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