The Ghana Education Service (GES) says it will cancel the 2022 BECE results of unqualified but registered candidates who will participate in the forthcoming national examination for final year Junior High School (JHS) students only.
In a statement copied to AcademicWeek, the management of the Education Service cautioned public school heads to desist from registering private school students or individuals not qualified to write the BECE for School examination.
“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.
It added “It has come to the attention of GES that some public basic school heads are registering unqualified students for 2022 BECE which is illegal. Anyone found to have registered illegally will have his/her BECE results nullified.”
In a related development, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Friday, June 10, 2022, ended the registration of students qualified to sit for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) which started on May 3, 2022.
The non-profit-making organization in a communique said only third-year students in various public and private Junior High Schools (JHSs) across the country will be considered for the forthcoming 2022 BECE for School registration.
Explaining the 2022 BECE School registration process, the management of the African Examinations Council said May 3 to June 10, 2022, will be used for capturing eligible final year students’ information, subject selection and pictures.
Downloading of CASS software, capturing of candidates’ scores and subsequent uploading of data online, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) said will start from June 27, 2022, to August 12, 2022.
According to the Council, the downloading of school choices software, selection of schools and subsequent uploading of data online will also begin on July 4, 2022, and end on September 2, 2022, for all schools across the country.
“Please note that it is extremely important that the correct subjects are selected during the registration exercise. Finalise your registration data only after all corrections have been affected,” WAEC said in the release to school heads.