The Ghana Education Service following caution to public heads of Junior High Schools says it will after the registration of final year JHS students for this academic year’s national examination audit the 2022 BECE School registration.
A purported statement signed by the Director-General of the Service, Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa copied to AcademicWeek said the audit will ensure clarity in the examination process for smooth conduct of the 32nd BECE.
The development comes after the management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) cautioned public basic school heads to desist from registering private school students for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
It has come to the attention of the management of the Ghana Education Service that some public basic school heads are registering unqualified students for 2022 BECE which is illegal,” the Education Service stated in the press statement.
The Service said under no circumstance should any head of government basic school register private school students for the impending Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) scheduled for October 2022 in their schools.
“Registration of candidates for the BECE for school candidates is strictly for students in Junior High School (JHS) Three only. The second-year Junior High School students are ineligible to register and write the BECE School,” the GES stated.
Regional Directors of Education have been urged to communicate this information to Metro/Municipal/District Directors of Education to ensure that Heads of basic schools strictly comply with the above directives.
According to the 2022 BECE for School timetable released by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), the 2022 edition of the BECE for School Candidates will commence on Monday, October 17 to Friday, October 22, 2022.
“Prospective candidates on Monday, October 17, will sit for Social Studies and end the examination with Information & Communication Technology (ICT) on Friday, October 21, 2022,” A staff of the Examinations Council told AcadeicWeek.