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Conditions for Selection of Schools for 2023 Placement


Conditions for Selection of Schools for Placement: This is to inform all the student that the Ghana Education Service is cautioning all heads of basic schools both public and private to take serious measures to avoid errors in the selection of schools for the 2023 School Placement. All heads of JHS are directed to take note of the following.

Conditions for Selection of Schools

The policy guidelines form the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service (GES), 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.

Conditions for Selection of Schools for Placement 2023/2024

The Ministry of Education (MoE) in line with the Ghana Education Service (GES) has released new guidelines on how schools are to be selected.

As part of measures to ensure a smooth placement of qualified BECE candidates for 2023, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has put in place the following arrangements for the information of parents/guardians/candidates and the general public.

A. Grouping of Schools

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

a. Public Second Cycle Institutions: Four groups namely Categories A, B, C and D
b. 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)

The table below presents second cycle institutions that have facilities for special education for the Physically Challenged and Visually-Impaired Candidates.

aOkuapeman Senior High SchoolAkropongAkuapem NorthEasternVisually/Hearing Impaired
bMampong Akuapem Senior High/Technical SchoolMampong AkuapemAkuapem NorthEasternHearing Impaired
cGhana National CollegeCape CoastCape Coast MetroCentralVisually Impaired
dAdidome Senior High SchoolAdidomeCentral TonguVoltaVisually Impaired
eMawuli SchoolHoHo MunicipalVoltaVisually Impaired
fWenchi Meth. Senior HighWenchiWenchi MunicipalBonoVisually Impaired
gSirigu Senior High SchoolSiriguKasena-Nankana WestUpper EastVisually Impaired
hSt. John’s Integrated Senior High/Technical SchoolTonoKasena-Nankana MunicipalUpper EastHearing Impaired
iWa Senior High SchoolWaWa MunicipalUpper WestVisually Impaired

C. 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 the placement of candidates.

D. Conditions for selection of schools

a. Must choose Six (6) schools (1st – 6th choices ) in all.Candidates with guidance and assistance from parents/guardians and school authorities:

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 Private SHS and PRIVATE TVET.

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

Some Examples of Correct Choice Selections

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