Senior High School placements for 2020 BECE candidates finally out

Senior High School placements for 2020 BECE candidates finally out

- GES has released placement to the various senior high schools in the country

- A total of 494,530 candidates qualified to be placed in various secondary schools out of the 533,693 who sat for the exams

- 343,264 candidates were automatically placed in one of their choices, while 151,266 could not make their preferred choice

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The Ghana Education Service, (GES) has released placement to the various senior high schools in the country.

The placement is for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates who sat for the exams in 2020.

Senior High School placements for 2020 BECE candidates finally out
Senior High School placements for 2020 BECE candidates finally out Photo credit: GES
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Out of the 533,693 registered candidates, a total of 494,530 candidates qualified to be placed in various secondary schools.

The report noted that 343,264 candidates were placed in one of their choices, while 151,266 candidates could not be matched with any of their choices.

The GES PRO, Cassandra Twum Ampofo, said all students who could not be matched with their preferred choices should do a self-placement to select from available schools.

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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Ghana Education Service (GES) announced that this year's school placement for the 2020 BECE candidates will be released on Sunday, February 21, 2021.

The Director-General of the GES, Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, stated that the placement will cover candidates, both from school and private, as well as other re-entrants.

According to him, there is no need for both the parents and their wards to panic over not being placed.

Prof. Opoku-Amankwa explained that unlike the previous years, due to COVD-19, the GES will be setting up call centres to receive and work on issues people may be coming up with, with regards to their placements.

In other news, President Akufo-Addo has suspended the mounting of parades as part of activities to mark Ghana’s 64th Independence Day celebration.

Per this directive, this will be the first time in the history of our country's independence day celebrations that no parade will be held. As stated in the president's own words, 'we are not in normal times.'

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