Registration For Private BECE Starts Today

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has opened registration for private candidates for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE.) The move will allow BECE candidates, who could not pass their exams the first time around, have another go at the exams to get into Senior High School. The registration process, which will be done online and ends on October 29, is open to people who have previously sat for exams as well as first-timers who are 18 years or above. The Ghana Education Service (GES) revealed in June that only about 60 percent of students who write the BECE make it into Senior High Schools. The others either go into informal vocational or technical training or learn a trade or just give up education entirely.