The West African Examinations Council from November 18 to 28, 2022 will open the school selection portal to enable 2022 BECE graduates to select their schools online for 2023 computer placement, the Ghana Education Service has said.
In a communique sighted by AcademicWeek, the Education Service said the school selection portal will be opened for both Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) School and private students who sat for the national examination.
To ensure a smooth and fast selection of the schools online, Metro/Municipal/District Directors of Education have been urged to form teams of ICT teachers or Data Entry Officers to help with the entries of candidates’ school choices.
“This will help avoid errors in the entries from the schools. Candidates, parents and guardians are to be invited to confirm the correctness of their school choices before finalisation,” the Ghana Education Service (GES) stated
For Private BECE students, the Service says they are to visit https://waecinternetsolution.org to select their preferred second-cycle schools using their index number and Date of Birth as login ID and password respectively.
“Metro/Municipal/District Directors of Education are to ensure effective supervision and monitoring for a successful completion of the nationwide exercise,” the management responsible for the school placement process stated.
In other news, the Ghana Education Service following complaints that some Heads of public Junior High Schools are collecting monies from 2022 BECE graduates as school selection dues has urged such illegal acts to cease immediately.
In a statement copied to AcademicWeek, the Education Service said some of the monies collected are purported to be payment for Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) dues, clearance of final year students and extra classes organized.
“Management wishes to remind all stakeholders that the collections are illegal and authorized. The school selection activity is entirely free and as such, no levy or fee should be charged in connection with it,” GES stated in the release.
Regional Directors of Education have been urged to notify Metro/Municipal and District Directors of Education to caution all Heads of Basic schools that such extortions are unwarranted and should be stopped immediately.
“Management wishes to assure the general public that the school selection does not involve the collection of monies. Any such request should be reported to the Regional/District Education offices for redress,” the Service noted.
Commenced on Monday, October 31, 2022, the nationwide selection of schools exercise by prospective Junior High School (JHS) students who sat for the 32nd edition of the BECE for School will end on Friday, November 18, 2022.