BECE: Gov’t to fund registration fee of disqualified candidates – GES

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Cassandra Twum Ampofo, Public Relations Officer for Ghana Education Service (GES) says government will cater for the registration fees of some 38,355 candidates who were disqualified from placement in the 2019 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

GES released the placement list for candidates who sat for the 2019 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

Speaking on Atinka FM’s AM Drive with host Ekourba Gyasi, Cassandra Twum Ampofo said the 38,355 of the candidates were disqualified because they got grade nine either Mathematics or English or both disqualifying them from being placed in a Senior High School.

She noted that all those who have been disqualified will be sponsored by the government to rewrite their failed papers free of charge.

She asked candidates who had grade nine in either English or Mathematics or and candidates who were disqualified for placement to take advantage of the opportunity to go back to their former schools and get registered for the BECE for free next year.

Cassandra also advised students who have could not be placed in their preferred schools on merit to seize the opportunity and do a self-placement.

Commenting on placement, Ms Ampofo said 83,053 candidates were placed in the single-track schools.

“138,053 candidates were placed in the Green Track, while 129,916 of them were placed in the Gold Track, thus bringing the total number of candidates placed so far to 351,022, out of the 473,728, “she added.

Ghana | | Vivian Adu Boatemaa