- The GES has moved the reopening date of first-year SHS l students to Thursday, March 18 through to Sunday, March 21
- The Deputy Director-General said the postponement of the reopening is to give students who have had issues with self-placement time to complete the process
- The GES in a statement said that will also help parents adequately prepare for their wards
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The Ghana Education Service has moved the reopening date of first-year Senior High School students to Thursday, March 18 through to Sunday, March 21.
The Deputy Director-General, K. B. Tandoh, said the postponement of the reopening is to give students who have had issues with self-placement time to complete the process.
He added that others who have not completed their school’s admission process would also get the opportunity to do so with the extra time given.
The GES in a statement also added that the rescheduling will help parents adequately prepare for their kids before school reopens s
“Management had decided that the reopening of schools for first-year students should be rescheduled for Thursday, March 18 through to Sunday March 21, 2021,” the statement noted.
Serious academic work will however begin on Monday, March 22, in all schools.
The placement is for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates who sat for the exams in 2020.
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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