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182,000 failed BECE students get second chance for placement

The Ghana Education Service is giving a second chance to pupils who could not get placement into second cycle institutions.

Over 182,000 pupils who failed one or more core subjects in this year’s BECE were not placed in any Senior High School by the computerized school selection system.

However, Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Education Service, Charles Parker Allotey, tells XYZ news there will be a second placement exercise to make room for pupils who failed in just one core subject.

“It’s so alarming that the GES have decided something about the situation. As a responsible institution, we would not want a situation where this high number will not qualify and they would have to work on the street. We have to look at the human factor here and solve the problem,” he said.

However, an educationist, Kwame Gyasi, believes the solution lies in a total change in the way core subjects are taught in schools.

According to him, the GES could go further than just considering those with single failures. Kwame Gyasi blamed political interference in the education sector for the current crisis.