School selection exercise for 2023 BECE candidates begins on August 23

School selection exercise for 2023 BECE candidates begins on August 23

The Ministry of Education will commence the Senior High School (SHS) selection process for this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates starting Wednesday, August 23.

According to the Ministry’s Spokesperson, Mr. Kwasi Kwarteng, in a statement issued on Friday, the Education Ministry has created an informative video that elaborates on the school-choosing requirements to give clarity and direction on the school selection process.

“The video will be featured within schools and extensively broadcast on various television networks across the country. The video and the selection form will also be accessible on the official website of the Free Senior High School (SHS) Secretariat at,” he added.

The in-school showing of the selection guidelines video will start on August 21st to August 25th, 2023.

“The specific date and time for your school will be communicated to you by your JHS head teacher. The School Selection Period has been scheduled from August 23rd to September 4th, 2023. This is the period where you get the selection forms, complete and submit them to your JHS head teacher,” Mr. Kwartemg said in the statement.

“The video will be shown in schools and widely broadcast on various television networks throughout the country.” The video and application form will also be available on the Free Senior High School (SHS) Secretariat’s official website,,” he added.

The ministry further extended its appreciation to all participants for their engagement in facilitating an informed and transparent school selection process.

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