Government institutes measures to admit all successful BECE candidates

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Deputy Minister for Education Rev. Ntim Fordjour
Deputy Minister for Education Rev. Ntim Fordjour

The Ministry of Education has indicated that, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s government is ready to admit all successful Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates into second cycle institutions.

Speaking at the 59th Annual National Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) meeting at Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region, the Deputy Minister for Education Rev. Ntim Fordjour said, the Ministry is determined to ensure that, students enjoy the Free Senior High School Programme.

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Rev. John Ntim Fordjour, has affirmed that the government has instituted measures to ensure that all successful candidates will be placed in any of the Public Senior High or Technical and Vocational Schools across the country.

Rev. John Ntim Fordjour who represented the Minister for Education Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has addressed the 59th National Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) and interacted with all Heads of assisted SHS/TVET in Ghana.

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He underscored the activities CHASS adding that, it is a major stakeholder and dedicated partner in the success story of Free SHS policy. Government remains committed to listening to your regular feedback and delivering on them.

The Minister reiterated that, this will ensure that all the successful candidates out of the 571,894 who sat for the examination would also benefit from the government’s flagship Free Senior High School programme.

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According to the Ghana Education Service data, a total of 571,894 candidates were registered for the  2021 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) at 2,158 designated Centres across the country.

The 2021 BECE was conducted from Monday, 15th November, 2021 to Friday, 19th November, 2021.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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