Qualified BECE candidates with no placement can use self-placement tool - GES

Qualified BECE candidates with no placement can use self-placement tool - GES

All 2018 BECE candidates who did not ger placement despite having good grades will have to go on the internet to do a self-placement.

This comes from the deputy minister of education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, who has told the Daily Graphic that this rare opportunity for such candidates must be taken seriously.

According to the minister, there are enough vacancies to contain all qualified candidates and urged them to go for the self-placement to enable them to also enjoy free SHS.

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"There are over 500,000 vacancies because of the double-track system and we had over 490,000 students qualified," he explained.

Meanwhile, the Head of Public Relations at the Ghana Education Service (GES), Cassandra Twum Ampofo, has clarified that all 31,196 candidates who were disqualified were those who scored grade nine in either Mathematics or English Language.

She further indicated that the number of the candidates also included those whose raw score was 140 and below.

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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.

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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