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BECE Examination Date for 2020 and Final Year JHS Students to Resume on June 29.

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BECE Examination Date | School Reopening Date.

BECE Examination Date and School Reopening Date 2020: Ghana Education Service has changed the date scheduled for the 2020 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for School Candidates, From Monday, June 15, 2020, schools and universities are to be re-opened for final year students as part of a revised measure for fighting the deadly coronavirus disease  (Covid-19) in Ghana.

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The management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has revised the date for the writing of this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for School Candidates and the final year university students are to report to their universities on 15th June, final year senior high school (SHS 3) students together with SHS 2 gold track students on 22nd June and final-year junior high school (JHS 3) students on 29th June.

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Following the re-opening of schools for final year students in JHS, SHS and tertiary institutions, the management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has announced the examination date for BECE examinations.

According to the GES re-opening plan, the 2020 BECE will start from 14 to 18 September 2020.

From Monday, June 15, 2020, schools and universities are to be re-opened for final year students as part of a revised measure for fighting the deadly corona-virus disease  (Covid-19) in Ghana.

The decision was taken in consultation with teacher unions whose cooperation according to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was something he “salute”.

This means final year students in junior high, senior high and universities can now resume classes and lectures ahead of the conduct of their respective final examinations.

“Indeed, final year university students are to report to their universities on 15th June, final year senior high school (SHS 3) students together with SHS 2 gold track students on 22nd June and final-year junior high school (JHS 3) students on 29th June,” President Akufo-Addo said in a televised address on Sunday night, May 31, 2020.

President Akufo-Addo explained that JHS 3 classes will comprise a maximum of 30 students in a class, SHS classes, a maximum of 25 students and university lectures should take place with half the class size.

Again, prior to the opening of schools and universities, the Ministry of Education and the heads of public and private educational institutions will fumigate and disinfect their institutions. Each student, teacher and non-teaching staff will be provided with reusable face masks by the Ministry of Education, President Akufo-Addo said.

President Akufo-Addo explained that the Minister of Education will in the coming days outline in detail the specific guidelines for the safe “re-opening of our schools and universities.”

School Reopening Date for JHS, SHS & University Final Year Students

  • University Final Year Students resumes Monday, June 15, 2020
  • Senior High School (SHS 3) students together with SHS 2 gold track students resumes Monday, June 22nd, 2020.
  • Final Year Junior High School (JHS 3) students resume on Monday, 29th June 2020.

President Akuffo Addo has stated that all final year students in the Junior High Schools (JHS) across the country are to report to their various schools on June 29,2020, to continue with their Academic work ahead of their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

The President made this revelation on Sunday, May 31, 2020, during his tenth state address on the update of events concerning  COVID-19 pandemic.

”Prior to the opening of schools and universities, the Ministry of
Education, and the heads of public and private educational institutions, will
fumigate and disinfect their institutions.”

”Each student, teacher, and non-teaching staff will be provided with re-usable face masks by the Ministry of Education.”

Other Students

”For the avoidance of doubt, all other educational facilities, private
and public, for non-final year students, will remain closed.”

”The Minister for Education, in the coming days, will outline, in detail, the specific guidelines
for the safe reopening of our schools and universities.” He said

All students that fall into these categories should take note of the dates.

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