Over 400,000 BECE candidates receive placement under Free SHS program

Over 400,000 BECE candidates receive placement under Free SHS program

- GES has announced that over 420,00 students have received placement under the Free SHS program

- The policy will ensure that first year students entering high schools will not be charged admission or utility fees.

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YEN.com.gh has gathered that over 424,000 students have qualified to receive placement in the various Senior High Schools, and Technical and Vocational Schools in the country.

Over 400,00 BECE candidates qualify for free SHS

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The students constitute the first group of Basic Certificate Examination Graduates that will benefit from the Free Senior High School Program under the Akufo-Addo administration.

The program ensures that the students entering their first year at their secondary education level will have their school fees (including access to library, computer and science laboratories) and their utility expenses covered.

In a report by the TheFinderOnline.com, the computerized Senior High School placement system has seen 267, 327 students who constitute about 92% of the total candidates this year, be placed in their chosen secondary education institutions.

The remaining 8% (36, 849) were unable to secure placement, because they scored a Grade 9 in either English or Mathematics.

According to the Ghana Education Service, the 8% who did not secure placement under SHS program will have the opportunity to resit the BECE and secure places in senior high schools next year.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education has announced that students from the rural and less-privileged areas in the country would enjoy 30% of the Free SHS package.

The move is designed to ensure equality and quality in the admission of students into the Senior High School program.

According to the ministry, all the relevant stakeholders have been engaged at the various levels in order to make it a success.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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