GES to place 200 Bunkpurugu BECE candidates in SHS despite failure to write first two papers

| Updated Aug 22, 2017 at 3:57pm



The Ghana Education Service says all the 200 BECE candidates from Bunkpurugu who could not sit the first two papers will be placed to enter Senior High School this year.

The PRO of the Service, Rev. Jonathan Bettey, said the candidates will however be made to re-sit the two papers as private candidates while in secondary school.

Rev. Bettey also indicated that all the more than 450,000 candidates who took part in the BECE this year have passed the examination and will be placed in Senior High schools.

Rev. Bettey also disclosed that the service is ready for the start of the Free SHS policy which begins next month.

Meanwhile, the Ranking Member on the Parliamentary Select Committee on Education, Peter Nortsu-Kortoe, is urging WAEC and GES to give further explanations on how this year's BECE candidates were graded.

This follows suggestions from the two bodies that none of the candidates had failed.

Mr. Nortsu-Kortoe said WAEC must give better particulars of the grades obtained by the candidates.

Mr. Nortsu-Kortoe also explained the decision to place the Bunkpurugu candidates despite their inability to take the core English paper, and the need for them to re-sit it while in Senior Secondary School.