GES warns against registration of unqualified BECE candidates

BY: News Desk Report
Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa — Director-General, GES
Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa — Director-General, GES

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has warned heads of public schools against registering unqualified candidates for this year’s Basic Education Certificate Education (BECE).

Subsequently, it has said there will be an audit of the BECE registration, and that any head found culpable will be severely sanctioned.


“It has come to the attention of the management of the GES that some public basic school heads are registering unqualified students for the 2022 BECE for School Candidates, which is illegal,” a statement signed by the Director-General of the GES, Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, said.

It said under no circumstance should public school heads register private school students for the BECE in their schools, adding that the registration of candidates for the BECE for School Candidates was strictly for students in junior high school (JHS) Three.


“Students in JHS One and Two are ineligible to register and write the BECE. Admission to JHS Three is not allowed,” it said.

The statement said regional directors of education were to communicate the information to metropolitan, municipal and district directors of education to ensure that heads of basic schools strictly complied with the directives.

“Anyone found to have registered illegally will have his/her results nullified,” it said.