The Ghana Education Service (GES), after announcing that students who sat for this year’s BECE will start the selection of their second cycle schools for placement on August 23, 2023, has postponed the Senior High Schools selection date.
An official of GES in a discussion with AcademicWeek said his outfit communicated the 2023 school selection date as this week to September 4, 2023, however, it is likely the selection of public Senior High Schools will begin next week.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education (MoE) ahead of the selection of second-cycle schools by Junior High School graduates who sat for the 2023 edition of BECE has uploaded the Senior High Schools selection form online.
The 2023 selection of schools scheduled to commence on August 23, 2023, the Education Ministry in a statement shared with AcademicWeek.com said will end on September 4, 2023, with no further extension of the deadline.
The Education Ministry also indicated a video to explain the 2023 schools selection guidelines to prospective candidates has been produced. The school’s selection video it said will be played on radio and television stations.
“The video will be featured within schools and extensively broadcast on various television. The video and the selection form will also be accessible on the official website of the Free Senior High School (SHS) Secretariat at www.freeshs.net
How to download Senior High School selection form
2. Navigate to CSSPS Information and hover the mouse icon
3. Click on the Download 2023 school selection form to download the 2023 school selection form
A total of 600,714 candidates, comprising 300,323 males and 300,391 females from 18,993 Junior High Schools (JHSs0 sat for the 2023 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) which ended on Friday, August 11, 2023.
With regard to the 2023 BECE for Private Candidates, a total entry figure of 1,743 candidates was recorded. This is made up of 889 males and 854 females. This year’s figure is 5.4% higher than the entry figure of 1,132 for 2022.
The 2023 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for School Candidates was held at 2,137 examination centres across the country, while 15 centres mainly in the regional capitals were used for the BECE for Private candidates.