The government has given approval to the management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) to allow all candidates who were unsuccessful at 2019 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and could, therefore, not be placed in senior high schools, to be re-admitted to junior high school (JHS) three to enable them to rewrite the BECE in 2020.
This offer is part of the government’s commitment to improving access and quality in secondary education in the country.
A letter signed by the Director-General of the GES, Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, to al regional directors of education said: “The offer is available to those in public schools”.
“By this letter, all heads of public JHSs are to ensure that all such students who report at the schools are re-admitted and re-registered for the 2020 BECE.
“Regional directors are kindly requested to supervise their respective district directors to ensure that headteachers and affected students duly comply with the directive,” it said.
A total of 38,355 of the candidates could not be placed because they got grade nine in Mathematics or English or both and that disqualified them from being placed.
About 473,728 candidates qualified to be placed.
A total of 517,331 candidates – made up of 263,602 males and 253,729 females – sat for the 2019 examination.
The candidates were from a total of 16,871 schools and the examination was administered at 1,880 centres.