67,000 BECE candidates fail to get placement

67,000 BECE candidates fail to get placement

A press statement from the Ghana Education Service (GES) shows that over 67,000 candidates who sat for the 2018 BECE did not get placement.

The circular has shown that out of the total 521,710 registered candidates, 67,382 candidates failed to meet the requirement for selection into any of the four-choice schools they selected.

Head of the GES Public Relations Unit, Cassandra Twum Ampofo, says unplaced candidates are to do a self-placement to get themselves into senior high schools with vacancies.

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The statement noted that candidates are placed in two categories – Green Track and Gold Track, signaling the commencement of the double-track system.

Candidates can access the placement portal by dialing *713*24# to buy a placement code at a cost of GH¢5.00 after which they log onto www.cssps.gov.gh to print out their placement.

Also, candidates can check their placement by purchasing the CSSPS scratch card and texting the 10-digit code plus their index number to the shortcode 1060 on all mobile networks.

In all, 83 candidates had their results canceled because they took along their mobile phones to their various examination halls.

These BECE candidates also were caught for receiving external assistance. In addition, 2,061 others had their results withheld pending investigations into alleged malpractices.

Meanwhile, WAEC states it is in the process of dispatching the results to the various schools.

The release said another batch of 134 candidates had their subject results canceled for bringing foreign materials into the examination hall and for collusion and engaging in irregular activity during the examination.

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In all, 509,827 candidates made up of 263,291 males and 246,536 females sat for the examination. The examination was administered at 1,772 centres and out of those who initially registered for the examination, 0.93% of the candidates were absent.

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