BECE School Selection Date Released

By | November 22, 2021

BECE School Selection Date Released

2023 BECE School Selection Date has been Released. The management of Ghana Education Service (GES) wishes to inform the general public particularly parents, candidates and teachers that the sensitization and education on this year’s guidelines for school selection into Senior High Schools will commence on 29th November to 14th December.

This exercise will take place in all the respective Regional, District Education Directorates and School.

The management wishes to inform stakeholders to watch out for short infographics, short videos in nine Ghanaian languages, flyers and physical presence of officers in all schools to embark on the sensitization device.

management further informs stakeholders that the selection of school is scheduled from  29th November to 14th December

Parents and guidance are particularly advised to take a keen interest in the selection of school processes and be involved for a smooth placement this year.

Again, there would be an opportunity for candidates to text to a short code and confirm their school before actual placement will be done. Details of the shortcode will be made available in due course.

Download GES SHS Selection Register

The list contains a total of 645 senior high schools grouped based on categories (A-D) and across all the regions. It also contains a list of programmes for private senior high schools. Additionally, it contains the list of public technical institutions and their courses. DOWNLOAD GES SHS SELECTION REGISTER (.PDF)

Private candidates should see the SHS selection process for guidelines on how to select their preferred school.

Computerized School Selection and Placement Systems (CSSPS) Guidelines for Selection of Schools for Placement 2023

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

Further Readings >>List Of Secondary Schools In Ghana

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