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Beware of fraudsters during BECE school placement – Education Ministry warns

The Ministry of Education has urged the public particularly BECE graduates who will from November 29, 2021, begin the school selection process to be wary of individuals who claim to have access to the BECE school placement system.

Speaking to EducationWeb.com.gh, a staff of the Education Ministry said the activity of some internet cafe operators claiming to have access to the computerized school selection and placement system has come to his outfits notice.

The unscrupulous cafe operators he said lure the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) graduates to pay an amount of money for their already placed or selected Senior High School to be changed to their preferred choice.

He said the computerized school selection and placement system (CSSPS) or websites as part of measures to ensure smooth placement of all successful 2021 BECE candidates have been secured and is not possible to be compromised.

“Any person who contacts you to pay any amount of money for your placed or selected school to be changed or claims to have access to the school placement system or websites is a fraudster,” the MoE official told EducationWeb.

He further encouraged parents and guardians to find time and take a keen interest in the selection of schools and school placement to ensure their wards are placed in a school to benefit from the Free Senior High School policy.

The Ghana Education Service has commenced a nationwide sensitization and public education on the school selection process to ensure parents and students understand the process well before the actual selection on November 29.

The ongoing school selection sensitization exercises GES in a statement said will take place in all Regional, District Education Directorates and various public and private Junior High Schools (JHSs) across the country.

It in the press release said candidates who sat for the just-ended 2021 BECE for School from November 29, 2021, to December 14, 2021, will commence the selection of their preferred Senior High School to be placed into.

A total of 571,894 prospective candidates representing  287,605 boys and 284,289 girls from 18,028 public and private Junior High Schools (JHSs) across the country sat for the 31st edition of the BECE School at 2,158 exams centres.

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