The Ghana Education Service (GES) is actively working to identify Junior High School (JHS) students in Forms One and Two who were absent from classes during the 2023 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). They have directed regional, metro, and district directors of education to supply the names of both attending and absent JHS 1 and JHS 2 students during the 2023 BECE week, which took place from August 7th to 11th, 2023.
Furthermore, the GES is seeking attendance records for all JHS 2 students throughout the 2021/2022 academic year to monitor those students who participated in the 2023 BECE in August. The goal is to identify unqualified students and potentially prevent them from entering senior high school in Form One. Additionally, actions may be taken against school administrators who facilitated this.
The results for the 2023 BECE are anticipated to be released in early November 2023, with Form One classes for Senior High School (SHS) scheduled to commence in early December 2023. The GES has been in communication with regional directors of education on this matter and is actively addressing the challenges posed by the unprecedented number of candidates for the 2023 BECE.
Heads of public junior high schools have been instructed to provide JHS 2 class attendance registers for the 2021/2022 academic year. These registers will be used to compile and submit the names of students who participated in the 2023 BECE, as well as the names of absentee JHS students in Forms 1 and 2 during the specified period in 2023. These records will be verified and submitted through the education directorate channels.