Education Minister reveals why 2021 BECE results are not out



The Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Adutwum after giving assurance the results of candidates who sat for the national exams will be released within February says the 2021 BECE results are not yet out due to a delay in the papers marking.

Speaking in an interview monitored by EducationWeb, the Education Minister said the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has given his outfit by end of next week to release the delayed 2021 BECE for School results.

“The BECE results should have been released by now but the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has urged us to give them some time to finalise the results process, so by end of next week it will be out,” Mr Yaw said on Friday.

Asked if the Ministry of Education has put in place measures to ensure a smooth computer school placement this year, the Minister for Education replied “there will be not many technical problems this year as compared to previous years.”

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As part of the measures, the Bosomtwe Member of Parliament said the Education Ministry and Ghana Education Service is taking clues from the 2020 school placement to make the upcoming Senior High School placement better.

He indicated the just ended verification and confirmation of school choices by students who participated in the 31st edition of the Basic Education Certificate Examination forms part of his outfit’s effort to ensure smooth placement.

Hon Adutwum told Accra-based United Television the CSSPS in charge of the computer school placement is working tirelessly to ensure students who sat for the national examination are placed in various public second cycle schools.

He explained that amid the inclusion of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to Free SHS, the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS), TVET Service and GES will work on the placement.

The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa has said his outfit after WAEC release the 2021 BECE results will take some two or three months to work on the 2021 computer school placement.

“So after the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) has released the results online, we will take two or three months to work on the placement of the candidates before they later report to school on April 4, 2022,” he said this month.

A total of 571,894 prospective candidates representing 28,605 males and 284,289 females from 18,028 public and private Junior High Schools (JHSs) across the country participated in the national examination at 2,158 centre

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