WAEC announces July 8 – 12, 2024 BECE for School registration fee

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The approved BECE for School registration fee to be paid per candidate for the national examination scheduled for July 8, 2024, to July 12, 2024, is GH₵214.01, the management of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has said.

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In a blog post sighted by Thisterm.com, the not-for-profit-making organization said the 2024 BECE registration portal opened on Monday, March 11, 2024, will be closed on Friday, April 19, 2024, with no extension of the deadline.

“All relevant stakeholders are urged to adhere to these timelines as the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) may not be able to accommodate late entries due to test security reasons,” the management of the Council said in the post.

Citing the introduction of the common core curriculum, it said the School candidates will be examined based on the new curriculum and private candidates on the old syllabus for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

In other news, the President of the Ghana National Association of Private Schools (GNAPS), Damasus Tuurosong has called on the government to absorb the registration of BECE and WASSCE fees paid by private school students

This the GNAPS President said is because the Ministry of Education (MoE) and its agencies were “suffocating the non-state sector of education with exorbitant charges for providing services, which, in some cases, ought to be free”.  

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Damasus Tuurosong’s appeal comes after the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum in an interview said the government has absorbed the BECE for School registration fees to be paid by public final-year Junior High School students.

Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum noted under the Free Senior High School (Free SHS) policy, all registration and other examination costs used to be incurred by the parents of candidates have been absorbed by the government.

In the interview monitored by Thisterm.com, the Minister of Education and Bosomtwe Member of Parliament said the central government absorption of the BECE and WASSCE fees forms part of an effort to ensure quality education.

“The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) examinations under the Free Senior High School (Free SHS) are free, BECE is free, WASSCE is also free,” the Minister in Charge of Education said on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem show.

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