A released letter dated 27th November 2019 by the Ghana Education Service (GES) sighted by newsghana24.com states that the 2019 SHS placement ends Friday, November 29, 2019, for qualified Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates into senior high schools and technical institutes.
It, however, reminded heads of second cycle schools that students enrolments would officially end on December 5, 2019.
A total of 517,331 candidates – made up of 263,602 males and 253,729 females – sat the examination.
The candidates were from a total of 16,871 schools and the examination was administered at 1,880 centers.
A total of 122,706 candidates who qualified to enter the senior high schools, technical and vocational institutions but were not placed, had the chance to do self-placement.
By that system, a candidate who missed out on the placement under the Computerised School Selections Placement System (CSSPS) and was required to go to the self-placement platform on the cssps.gov.gh or cssps.org to select his or her preferred school from a list of schools provided.
A total of 490,000 candidates were expected to be placed, but in actuals, 473,728 candidates qualified to be placed.
The government has given approval to the management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) to allow all candidates who were unsuccessful at 2019 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and could, therefore, not be placed in senior high schools, to be re-admitted to junior high school (JHS) three to enable them to rewrite the BECE in 2020.
The affected candidate is required to go back and rewrite those subjects in order to qualify them to be placed.