The Ghana Education Service (GES) says it has successfully placed 351,022 qualified candidates who sat for the 2019 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) to 721 public and private Senior High Schools across the country.
The figure represents 74.01 percent of the total 473,728 qualified candidates who were due for placement for the 2019/2020 academic year.
This was revealed by Mr. David Banamini, a staff at the Public Relations Department of the Ghana Education Service (GES) during an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Monday.
Out of the total number of candidates successfully placed, he said 257,966 were pupils from the Public Junior High Schools, 92,404 candidates were from the Private JHS, whilst 652 were candidates who sat for the exams as private candidates.
He stated that currently, the Service had placed a total of 122,706, representing 25.10 percent qualified candidates who could not be placed in any of the five schools they selected under the self-placement system awaiting further placement.