The Ghana Education Service (GES) has disclosed the date for the commencement of registration of candidates for the 2021 Basic Education Examination Certificate Examination (BECE). CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE DATE.
in a press statement dated 12th March 2021, the GES has outlined the qualifications and required data a student must possess before being able to be registered.
Before a student can be registered for the 2021 BECE, he/she must meet the following qualifications:
- The student must be in his/her final year
- The student must not be from a different school, hence headteachers are not expected to register students from other schools (going contrary to this is illegal)
- Resitters are not allowed to register-they are to register for the ongoing private BECE.
PARTICULARS TO BE SUBMITTED BY CANDIDATE
Headteachers or IT personnel in charge of registration in the various schools must ensure that candidates have in possession the following details;
- Provision of candidate’s telephone numbers.
- Names should be correctly spelt, and in the right order. The system now accepts up to a maximum of 40 characters
- Date of Birth: Please have the date of birth confirmed once again by parents before the registration. Date of birth would not be changed after certificates have been printed if they turn out to be wrong.
Photographs must be:
- Plain or off-white background;
- Properly aligned -centered;
- Show face and both ears;
- Image should be captured without sunglasses or spectacles;
- Candidates are to look straight at the cameras.
Heads of school are therefore advised to cross check the candidates’ pictures to ensure that they have been correctly identified
Compulsory Subjects have been pre-selected
- Ghanaian Languages and Culture (11);
- Basic Design and Technology (3);
- Optional Subjects (ICT and French) – Note that these subjects are optional to Schools and not candidates. Ensure that the candidates are registered for the correct option.
Heads of school should ensure that their candidates have been entered for the right subjects. Candidates would not be allowed to write subjects that they have not been registered for. Should they go ahead and write these subjects, their results would delay/ no results would be processed for them. This is to ensure that the administration of the examination is not compromised.
The continuous assessment score has a maximum of a hundred (100) marks. Under no circumstances should it be scaled down to 30%.Do not give zero (O) as a continuous assessment score.
SCHOOL CHOICE DATA
Two types of school choice selection procedure —
- 30% Catchment area
- 70% competitive.
Candidates are to opt for only one type of school selection.
All District Directors should please ensure that 30% Catchment Area Registers are forwarded to the CSSPS/Free SHS Secretariat.
All new Junior High Schools and Senior High Schools in their districts are captured on their Catchment Area Registers.
AVOID THESE COMMON ERRORS
- Arrangement of Candidate’s Name
- Wrong Gender;
- Wrong Date of Birth;
- Wrong matching of names/pictures of candidates;
- Wrong selection of Subjects
- Late Registration / Corrections
CONSEQUENCIES OF POOR REGISTRATION AND VERIFICATION OF STUDENT DATA
- Problems with the administration of the examination;
- ‘ Delay in the processing of results; ‘ Late placement of candidates;
- Errors on Certificates