The Ghana Education Service (GES) has threatened to dismiss heads of Senior High School who charge unauthorised fees from students for this academic year. Director General of the Service, Jacob Kor warned the heads to refuse protocol lists for the placement of students.
“No head of school should charge unauthorised fees. Anyone who does so would lose his or her position as a head. Heads of schools are being adviced to ensure that no student on their schools placement list is denied admission and this should be pasted on the schools notice board for purposes of transparency” Mr. Kor said when he addressed the media in Accra.
Meanwhile, the computer placement and selection unit has placed 437, 958 students into the various Senior High Schools across the country.
The computer placement and selection unit received 456,398 students representing 99 percent data from the West African Examination Council (WAEC).
Out of the figure, 437, 958 students have been places in various schools across the country. According to the Ghana Education Service GES), it has created 860 vacancies for public and private technical and vocational institutions.
On the community day school, the GES says, it is expecting 16, 800 first batch of students to be enrolled into the schools. The GES has however directed heads of institutions to begin academic work by October 10.
Mr. Kor said “reopening for first year students starts Friday October 7, 2016, registration of students and orientation, October 7-9, admission of first year students ends on 31 October, 2016.”
The GES again stated that 1, 892 re-entry students have also been considered for this academic year while 50 foreign students have also been enrolled.
Mr. Kor was of the view, this year’s BECE performance was the best in the history of the BECE adding that “schools in the top bracket of selection are expected to be keenly competed for by the huge number of candidates who’s raw scores have fallen within the high score bracket of 500-600”