GES begins confirmation of SHS selection for 2021 BECE candidates

BY: Jasmine Arku

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has commenced the verification and confirmation of senior high school (SHS) choices for the 2021 Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) candidates.

The exercise will be done through bulk SMS, USSD messaging and online, and will end on Tuesday, February 22,2022.

The exercise will allow candidates to confirm or correct details such as  selected  schools, courses, residential status , gender among others; but not make changes to their choice of schools.

A statement issued by the GES on Tuesday said the confirmation and verification process is part of measures to ensure a smooth placement into SHS this year.

"Candidates should note that this is not a new process of school selection and therefore schools cannot be changed except there is an error that needs to be rectified," it said.

“… a bulk SMS of the schools selected will be sent to the contact numbers provided by candidates during the school selection. Candidates are to check and immediately notify their various heads of schools of any error found for corrections to be made,” the statement said.

It added that apart from the bulk messages that would be sent to all contacts, parents and candidates can also dial *899*88# and follow the instructions to verify choices made via USSD.

In addition, the online portal option can also be accessed via https://csspsverify.com.