BECE School Selection Guidelines

By | September 1, 2020

BECE School Selection Guidelines for 2021/2022

BECE School Selection Guidelines ? The policy guidelines, which aim at ensuring the smooth placement of  Selection of Senior High Schools for BECE candidates, follow a review of last year’s placement exercise undertaken by the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service (GES).

As part of measures to ensure a smooth placement of qualified BECE candidates for 2021, the Ghana Education Service/ Technical and Vocational Education and Training Service (GES/TVETS) have put in place the following arrangements for the information of parents/guardians/teachers/candidates and the general public.

Grouping of Schools


All second cycle institutions have been grouped into CATEGORIES as follows:

I. Public Second Cycle Institutions: Four(4) groups namely Categories A, B, C and D.

I. All Technical and Vocational Education and Training institutions have been categorised into A, B and C, and added to SHS/ SHTS

B. Updates Added

I. One hundred and thirty nine(139) TVETS institutions previously under various ministries have been added

II. Appendix 1: contains Detailed Technical and Vocational Education and Training Service (TVETS) programmes

III. Appendix 2: contains detailed subjects of the Technical Programmes in the Sec/Tech. institutions
IV. Appendix 3: contains Special Boarding Schools for the Sixth (6th) Choice
V. Appendix 4: contains list of Special Education Division (SPED) Schools
V. Sample choice: Some examples of correct and wrong choice patterns

VI. Some schools have been moved to different Categories (Recategorised)


Before Selection of Schools and Programmes

Before making any selection of schools and programmes offered in these schools, parents are advised to note that all schools selected
(1st to 6th) are considered in placement of candidates.


Conditions for selection of schools

Candidates with guidance from parents/guardians and school authorities;

a. Must choose Six (6) schools (1st – 6th choices ) in all
b. Must select programmes and accommodation for each selected school
c. Must choose a compulsory day as 6th choice (Catchment Area School) or choose boarding School from the list of schools in Appendix 3
d. Must list 1st – 5th choices in order of preference
e. Candidates who wish to offer purely TVET Programmes must select all six(6) TVETS schools from CATEGORY A, B and C as Day or Boarding
f. Cannot choose more than one (1) School from Category A
g. Cannot select more than two (2) schools from Category B
h. May select five (5) choices from Category C and One (1) from Category D (Day) or Appendix 3 (Special Boarding)

Candidates who desire to pursue courses in private schools should make their own arrangements with the Private SHS

Parents are supposed to supervise their awards in the selection and filling process, sign and submit forms to the current junior high schools.

NOTE; Regardless of the categories chosen, candidates must arrange their choices in order of preference

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