GES cautions against illegal registration of BECE candidates

BECE candidates
BECE candidates

Management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has cautioned all Heads of Basic Schools (both public and private) against the registration of JHS 1 and JHS 2 students for the Basic Education Examination Certificate (BECE).

Mr. Prince C. Agyemang-Duah, AG. Director, Schools and Instructions Divisions stated that Head of Schools involving in unapproved registration of BECE candidates is termed ILLEGAL. Also, it was stated that registration of candidates for the BECE is strictly for students in Junior High School Form Three (JHS 3) only.

All Heads of Basic Schools who will go contrary to the reminder will be tagged for going “against the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the West African Examinations Council’s (WAEC) Rules and Regulations to register JHS1 and JHS2 students either in their own schools or in different schools to write the BECE.”

Again, it is ILLEGAL for any Head of public basic school to register JHS3 students from another school (public or private) to write the BECE.



On the other edge, GES also informed Head of Schools on registration audit. They said “there will be an audit of the BECE registered candidates immediately after the registration exercise. Any student found to have been registered illegally will have his/her registration NULLIFIED by WAEC, and the Headteacher involved will be severely sanctioned to serve as a deterrent to others.”


GES stressed that the period for the registration of the candidates which will be set by WAEC should be strictly complied with to avoid late registration.


GES has tasked Regional Directors of Education to communicate the
information to Metro/Municipal/District Directors of Education to inform all Heads
of Basic Schools to take note and comply with the above directives to ensure a smooth BECE registration.



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