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2023 School Selection guidelines!

As part of measures to ensure a smooth placement of qualified BECE, THE Ghana Education Service and the Ghana TVET Service (GTVETS) have put in place the following measures for the information of parents/guardians/candidates and the general public

Candidates who wish to enter SHS/TVET schools must, with guidance from parents/guardians and school authorities:

a) Select Six (6) schools and rank them in order of preference with the 1st being the most preferred choice.

b) Select programmes and residential status for each choice of school.

c) Select a compulsory day school as the 6th choice within 16km of the JHS attended or choose a boarding school from the list of schools in Appendix 3.

d) Select 5 schools (1 category A, 2 category B and at least 2 Category C) from appendix “4” for a consideration of 2nd placement if you miss out on all your initial six (6) choices.


a)  Cannot choose more than one (1) School from Category A

b) Cannot select more than two (2) schools from Category B

c) May select five (5) schools from Category C and One (1) from Category D (Day) or Appendix 3 (Special Boarding).


d) Candidates who wish to offer purely TVET Programmes must select all six (6) TVET Institutes from CATEGORY A, B and C as Day or Boarding 

e) Lastly, candidates who wish to offer programme choice in relation to future job prospects such Engineers, Physicians, Astronauts etc. must, select STEM/Science in all their choices from category A, B & C as Day or Boarding