2016 BECE 2016 BECE candidates the best so far - GES

The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Jacob A. Kor, said that close to 3,994 candidates excelled in the 2016 BECE with more than 500 raw scores in all six subjects.

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play A total of 461,013 candidates from 14,267 public and private junior high schools sat for the exam that was conducted by the West African Examination Council [WAEC].
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Some candidates in this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) have made history with their exceptional performance in raw scores.

The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Jacob A. Kor, said that close to 3,994 candidates excelled in the 2016 BECE with more than 500 raw scores in all six subjects.

The total raw scores by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) is 600, making this year’s performance historic, he said.

READ ALSO: BECE 2016 GES: Computerised school placement going smoothly

He argued that there was the possibility of a keen contest for placements in the well-endowed schools because of the student’s performance.

A total of 461,013 candidates wrote this year’s BECE at 1,598 centres.

Candidates were from a total of 14,267 schools and the examination was administered at 1,598 centres.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has said this year's computerised school placement system has so far been devoid of hitches with 95 percent of graduates posted.

The computerised school placement system is used to place qualified Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) graduates into their preferred secondary school.

Each BECE candidate was allowed to choose four schools of his or her choice for posting.

Public Relations Officer of GES Rev. Jonathan Bettey said so far no negative report has come from parents or students.

In rural Ghana, bursaries and extra training are helping girls stay in secondary school and shape their futures.

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