In the heat of events as many Ghanaian Junior high students confused of whether there is a cut of point in the ongoing Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) or not, chairman for parliamentary select committee on education who also doubles as Member of Parliament for Jaman North honorable Siaka Stephens has reassured parents and students that there will be no cut of point.
Honorable Siaka who was speaking to Nana Darkwa, host of Obuoba Fm’s morning show “Obuoba Kasa” said the previous directive by the Ghana Education Service (GES) under the previous administration run by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) indicating that a candidate who has obtained grade 9 in either English or Mathematics will not be placed in any senior high school still holds but reiterated that there is no document backing news trending on social media that government through the education ministry will not place those who will obtain grade 25 and above.
‘These are some of the ways the opposition is trying to use to sabotage the free SHS they claim will never come to pass’ he lamented.
The Member of Parliament for Jaman North opined that this is not the time to put fear in the students but we should rather encourage them to write and pass well so they can benefit from the free SHS flagship policy their fellows are already enjoying.
It will be recalled that the BECE started on Monday June 10 2019 with over half a billion students participating across the country.
Some weeks to the ongoing BECE it was circulating on social media that the government has set a cutoff point of grade 25 for the students and for that matter students who score above the bench mark will not set foot in any of the free SHS class rooms.