The Ghana Education Service has warned that there will be severe sanctions meted out to heads of public schools who register private school students for BECE. The GES said private school candidates are not qualified to register at the public schools on to write the examination.
This was contained in a release signed by Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, the Director-General of the GES.
Below is the full statement.
It has come to the attention of the Management of Ghana Education Service (GES) that some Public Basic School Heads are registering unqualified students for the above-mentioned examination which is ILLEGAL. Management of GES wishes to inform all Public Basic School Heads to take note of the following:
1. Under no circumstance should Public School Heads register private school students for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in their schools.
2. Registration of candidates for the BECE for school candidates is strictly for students in Junior High School Form Three (JHS 3) only. 3. Students in Junior High School Form One (1) and Junior High School Form
Two (2) are ineligible to register and write the BECE. 4. Admission into Form three (3) (Examination class) is not allowed
Regional Directors of Education are to communicate this information to Metro/Municipal/District Directors of Education to ensure that Heads of Basic Schools strictly comply with the above directives.
Anyone found to have registered illegally will have his/her results nullified.
There will be an audit of the BECE registration and any Headteacher found to have gone contrary to the above directives will be severely sanctioned by Management of GES.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana