The Ghana Education Service (GES) has released the computer school placement of students who sat for 2023 BECE. School Placement 2023 is out! The Ghana Education Service has recently unveiled guidelines for self-placement following the release of the second-cycle school placements.
GES releases School Placement 2023 for BECE ‘SHS/SHTS/TVET’ The GES has shared essential insights to ensure a seamless self-placement experience for students.
Understanding the Statistics
Out of the 598,839 results received from the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), a staggering 585,797 candidates have qualified for placement.
The GES reports a significant improvement compared to the previous year, with 81.56% of prospective students automatically securing a spot in one of their chosen schools. However, 18.44% of qualified candidates, totaling 108,025 students, still need to undertake self-placement.
To streamline the self-placement process, the GES has outlined a set of guidelines for prospective students and their parents or guardians.
Consider Your Catchment Area: Ensure that your compulsory Day option is within your catchment area, allowing for convenient commuting. This ensures accessibility and ease of travel to and from the selected school.
Verify Technical Programmes: For those interested in Technical Programmes, consult the school register to confirm that the selected schools offer the desired programmes. This step ensures that students align their preferences with the available academic offerings.
Avoid Peer Influence: Choose schools based on personal preferences and academic goals rather than succumbing to peer influence. The guidelines emphasize the importance of making choices based on individual interests and aspirations.
Hands-On Approach to Self-Placement: The guidelines explicitly caution against leaving the self-placement process in the hands of internet cafe attendants. Students are advised to actively participate in the selection process to ensure alignment with their educational objectives.
Day Student vs. Boarding Considerations: It is crucial not to assume the ability to switch from being a Day Student to a Boarding Student post-admission. Prospective students should carefully consider their preferences and choose the appropriate placement type accordingly.
Parents and guardians are urged to take a keen interest in their ward’s self-placement process. Similarly, candidates are encouraged to adhere to the SHS self-placement guidelines diligently. By following these guidelines, students can make informed decisions that align with their academic and personal preferences.
2. Then select the check placement module on the left-hand side
3. Enter your BECE Index Number (eg. 100000000023) and
4. Enter your 10 digit E-voucher pin and
5. Enter your 5-digit PIN code
6. Click on Proceed to be redirected to the self-placement module
When redirected successfully to the Self-placement module, you will be provided with a selection of schools to pick from based on the aggregate or grade you had in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
7. Choose carefully your desired second-cycle school
8. Choose your residential preference (Day/Boarding).
9. Select your programme of choice
10. After doing all the necessary checks, confirm and print. Remember that once you have completed the selection process it can not be undone or changed
The self-placement guidelines provided by the Ghana Education Service serve as a roadmap for students navigating the CSSPS portal. With a focus on individual choice, accessibility, and informed decision-making, these guidelines aim to empower students in selecting their preferred schools and academic programs.
As the GES emphasizes, a proactive approach to self-placement ensures a smooth transition into the next phase of education for these qualified candidates.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has officially released the provisional results of the 2023 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). This annual event marks a significant milestone in the lives of countless young Ghanaians as they eagerly await the outcomes of their dedicated efforts.
The 2023 BECE saw an impressive total of 600,900 candidates participating, further emphasizing the importance of this examination in the Ghanaian education system. This figure included 300,404 male and 300,496 female candidates from 18,993 participating schools across the country.
Additionally, the examination accommodated the unique needs of students, with 53 candidates having visual impairment, 366 with hearing impairment, and 54 candidates with other special educational needs. The examination was conducted in 2,137 centers nationwide, showcasing the vast scale and importance of the BECE.
However, it’s worth noting that 3,366 candidates were absent from the examination, a testament to the challenges and circumstances that some students face.
BECE for Private Candidates
Alongside the school candidates, the BECE for Private Candidates recorded a total entry of 1,839 students, consisting of 942 males and 897 females. This alternative examination pathway provides opportunities for individuals to earn their Basic Education Certificate.
The examination centers were strategically distributed across fifteen locations, mainly in regional capitals. Despite these accessible centers, 61 private candidates were reported as absent from the examination.
While the release of the BECE results is undoubtedly a moment of celebration, it is also an opportunity to address examination malpractices. Following a comprehensive investigation into irregularities detected during the examination and marking of scripts, the 34th Meeting of the Final Awards and Examiners’ Appointment Committee for BECE convened on Monday, 6th November, 2023, to address these issues.
The committee approved a series of actions:
The cancellation of subject results for 312 school candidates and 3 private candidates for various offenses, including bringing foreign materials into the examination hall or colluding with other candidates.
The cancellation of entire results for 41 school candidates and 1 private candidate for possessing mobile phones in the examination hall.
The withholding of subject results for 180 school candidates and 4 private candidates due to suspected offenses.
The withholding of entire results for 110 school candidates and 2 private candidates for various suspected offenses.
Moreover, scripts of 22,270 candidates in specific subjects are currently under scrutiny for reported cases of mass cheating. The results for these candidates may be canceled or released based on the outcome of further investigations.
As the BECE results are released, WAEC has issued a caution to all stakeholders to be vigilant against fraudsters who promise to upgrade results for a fee. Candidates and their families are advised to utilize the official and secure channels provided by WAEC to access their results, as WAEC results are well-secured and can be authenticated.
Sincere Gratitude to Stakeholders
WAEC expresses its heartfelt gratitude to various stakeholders, including the Ministry of Education, Ghana Education Service, Security Agencies, Heads of Schools, Supervisors, Invigilators, Examiners, and all those who played a crucial role in the successful conduct of the examination and the release of results.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) wishes to inform the general public that the closing date for registration of candidates for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination for Private Candidates.
WASSCE for Private Candidates 2023: 2023 NovDec registration deadline extended to Saturday, 28th October 2023. The 2023 NovDec registration deadline has been extended to Saturday, 28th October, 2023.
WAEC extends 2023 NovDec registration deadline and this comes after the initial extension that was announced on September 19.
Prospective candidates should visit the nearest cafe to register online and then make payment at the bank. sote that you can only select regional capitals as your centres.
For detailed information on the registration procedure, prospective candidates are to log onto the WAEC website www.waecgh.org.
All WAEC candidate are eligible to Dial *944# and follow the instructions. According to WAEC, subscribers will then receive their results checker PIN/Text message of their results on their phones. Results can be accessed via eresults.waecgh.org or ghana.waecdirect.org.
Now you tried dialing the shortcode and you received a message as show below, what must you do?
*944# WAEC Mobile Money Service Down – What to do?
Simply visit Checker Cards – Ghana and buy one online with Mobile Money at checkercards.com You can also buy via WhatsApp on the contact us page.
The WAEC – Ghana is the old traditional website used mainly for checking WASSCE, ABCE, GBCE, and SSCE results. Formaly it was used to access all WAASSCE, NovDec, and BECE results. Starting 2022 all BECE results are now accessed on eResults.