The Catholic Archdiocese of Accra and the Diocese of Koforidua have announced an initiative to offer Protocol Admission to BECE (Basic Education Certificate Examination) graduates who wish to enroll in Catholic Senior High Schools (SHS) and Technical Schools within their jurisdictions.
A communiqué addressed to the parishes and signed by Rev. Fr. Derrick Dowuona-Hammond, Secretary to the Archbishop of Accra, emphasized the importance of this opportunity for eligible students. He urged parishioners to provide the necessary information of qualified candidates for consideration in the admission process.
The procedure for submission requires parishioners to compile a list of students who have successfully completed the BECE and wish to pursue their secondary education in a Catholic institution.
The following is the mandatory information that is needed and should be submitted in hard copies.
- Name of Student
- Index Number
- Parish of Student
- Name of Completed JHS (Junior High School)
- Chosen Catholic SHS
- Intended Program of Study
- Active Phone Number of Student/Parent
- Copy of Baptism Card
The submissions, which are expected to reach the Archbishop’s Office by September 6, 2023, are to be endorsed by the Parish Priest or the Priest In Charge of the parish of the graduate (prospective student) prior to submission.
The communique stated that initial submission does not guarantee automatic admission but rather serves as the first step in the process. After the release of the BECE results, parishes are responsible for forwarding the results of the students to the Archbishop’s Secretary within 36 hours.
The initiative aims to facilitate access to quality education in Catholic institutions while supporting students’ spiritual and academic growth.