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28.08.2005 Education

Selection of BECE candidates completed

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Accra, Aug. 28, GNA - The Ghana Education Service (GES) has announced that the Selection and Placement of successful BECE candidates into senior secondary schools and technical institutes under the Computerised School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) has been completed.

Sorting out and packaging would be completed by 2nd September 2005. A release signed by Michael Nsowah, Director General of the GES, said the following arrangements had been made for candidates to know the outcome of the exercise and the schools into which they had been placed by the computer.

It said candidates in the Upper East, Upper West, Northern and Brong Ahafo regions should contact their respective schools or District Directorates from Wednesday, August 31, 2005.

Candidates in Ashanti, Eastern, Western, Central, Greater Accra and Volta regions are to contact their respective JSS heads and district directors for the results on Friday, 2nd September 2005, it said. The release said vetting of the re-entry forms from deferred candidates had become very necessary due to cases of irregularities in the information provided in their applications.

It said, as a result of the vetting of these application forms, the release of the results might delay, adding that, foreign students were to contact the Director, Secondary Education Division to check their placement on Friday, September 2, 2005.

The release said the results had been packaged on regional basis and dispatched to all regional heads of education. It said all JSS heads were to report at their stations immediately to receive parcels of placement list personally. "No excuses would be entertained."

According to the release, all regional directors, assisted by regional CSSPS Co-ordinators would issue the results to all district directors, heads of senior secondary schools and technical institutes and all JSS heads as from Tuesday, August 31, 2005, it said.

The release stressed that all District Directors were to remain at post to oversee the orderly distribution of parcels.

It said all results to be displayed at the Regional Education offices notice boards, showing placement of all candidates into schools in the region, as well as on district offices notice boards, displaying candidates, who chose schools in the districts.

It said placement lists had been sent to all heads of senior secondary schools and technical institutes, adding that, all junior secondary schools, which took part in the BECE would receive copies of the result of their candidates from August 31, 2005.

The release cautioned that the new placement system, which was based on merit, took into account the candidates choice of school, programme and performance at the BECE written examination and marks obtained from continuous assessment and released by the West African Examinations Council to the CSSS secretariat.

It said all heads of junior secondary schools would receive coppies of the results from Wednesday August 31st 2005, adding that Heads of twenty-eight private institutions, who registered with the CSSPS secretariat, would also receive copies of the placement list. Candidates are requested to take advantage of this elaborate arrangement to ensure that they know their schools in good time so that they could prepare adequately for school admission formalities, the release said.

It said all officials of the GES at the regional, district and JSS heads are to ensure that candidates have absolutely free and easy access to the placement results.

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