SHS placements to be released by Friday

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Prospective Senior High School (SHS) students can check their school placements by close of day Friday, September 6, 2019.

According to the Director of Communications at the Ministry of Education, Mr Vincent Ekow Assafuah, iterations are being done ahead of the release of the placements.

According to him, a 10% quota had been reserved for students who attended public junior high schools (JHS).

Total vacancies yet to be finalized

A total of 517,139 students out of the 517,331 students who sat for the Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) are expected to be placed in 721 schools across the country.

A total of 173 candidates had their subject results cancelled for bring foreign material into the examination hall while 19 other candidates also had their entire results cancelled for bringing mobile phones into the examination hall.

According to Mr Assafuah, the number of vacancies available in senior high schools is yet to be finalised.

Despite this, he said, the placement would start with 346,094, which is the number of students who completed SHS in 2019.

Qualification criteria

Mr Assafuah confirmed that the Ghana Education Service (GES) had received raw scores or merit list from the West African Examination Council (WAEC).

According to him, management was yet to firm up the qualification criteria since it was currently analyzing the results to find how many BECE candidates qualified for SHS.

Resolution centres

Mr Assafuah also said resolution centres would be set up in the 10 regional capitals, excluding capitals of the newly created regions.

In addition, he stated that the ministry would put out contact numbers to be called for assistance.

Source: The Finder

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