The Management of the Ghana Education Service wishes to remind al Heads of
Basic Schook (both public and private) that registration of JHS1 and JHS2 for the
BECE is ILLEGAL Registration of candidates for the BECE is strictly for students in Junior High School Form Three (JHS3J) only.
It is against the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the West Aftican
Examinations Council’s (WAEC) Rules and Regulations to register JHS1 and JHS2
students either in their own schools or in different schools to write the BECE.
Also, it is lLLEGAL for any Head of publc basic school to register JHS3 students from another school (publc or pivate) to write the BECE.
Please note that there will be an audit of the BECE registered candidates
immediately after the registration exercise. Any student found to have been registered llegally will have his/her registration NULLIFIED by WAEC, and the
Headteacher involved will be severely sanctioned to serve as a deterrent to
The period for the registration of the candidates which will be set by WAEC should be stricty complied with to avaid late registration.
By this letter, Regional Directors of Education are requested to communicate this information to Metro/Municipal/District Directors of Education to inform all Heads
of Basic Schools to take note and comply with the above directives to ensure a
smooth BECE registration exercise.