The Management of the Ghana Education Service has reminded all Heads of Basic Schools (both public and private) that registration of JHS1 and JHS2 for the BECE is ILLEGAL.
According to the institution, registration of candidates for the BECE is strictly for students in Junior High School Form Three (JHS3) only.
In a statement copied to broadcastergh. com today signed by Mr.Prince C.Agyemang-Duah Ag.Director , Schools and Instructions Division on behalf of Director-General further indicated that it is against the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the West African Examinations Council’s (WAEC) Rules and Regulations to register JHS1 and JHS2 students either in their own schools or in different schools to write the BECE.
“Also, it is ILLEGAL for any Head of public basic school to register JHS3 students from another school (public or private) to write the BECE.
Please, note that there will be an audit of the BECE registered candidates immediately after the registration exercise. Any student found to have been registered illegally will have his/her registration NULLIFIED by WAEC, and the Headteacher involved will be severely sanctioned to serve as a deterrent to others.
The period for the registration of the candidates which will be set by WAEC should be strictly complied with to avoid late registration.
By this letter, Regional Directors of Education are requested to communicate this information to Metro/Municipal/District Directors of Education to inform all Heads of Basic Schools to take note and comply with the above directives to ensure a smooth BECE registration exercise. “It concluded.