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NEW SUBMISSION AND MODERATION DATES: 2020 HOME ECONOMICS 21/3 & MUSIC 34/4

The Botswana Examinations Council (BEC) has in response to the Greater Gaborone Zone COVID-19 lockdown revised the coursework submission dates for Home Economics 21/3 and Music 34/4 projects. The submission dates for these components fell within the period of the lockdown that is, 31 July to 13 August 2020. The moderation schedule for Home Economics 21/3 has also since been revised in line with the revised submission date. Please note that all other timetabled syllabus components for JCE remain unchanged as per the examinations timetable dated 25 May 2020.

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Reminder: PRIVATE CANDIDATES REGISTRATION FOR THE OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2020 CAMBRIDGE ASSESSMENT INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION SECONDARY CHECKPOINT, IGCSE, GCE O’ LEVEL AND AS/A LEVEL EXAMINATIONS

Botswana Examinations Council would like to inform prospective candidates that normal registration for the Cambridge International November 2020 examination is closing on 11 August, 2020 for all levels

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Public Notice to External Customers

The Botswana Examinations Council wishes to inform the public that BEC has resumed walk in services for external customers effective 02 June 2020.

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PRIVATE CANDIDATES REGISTRATION FOR THE OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2020 CAMBRIDGE ASSESSMENT INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION SECONDARY CHECKPOINT, IGCSE, GCE O’ LEVEL AND AS/A LEVEL EXAMINATIONS

Botswana Examinations Council would like to inform prospective candidates that registration for the Cambridge International November 2020 examination is open for all levels

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REVISED TIME TABLE DATES FOR THE PSLE & JCE 2020 SERIES

You are informed that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic the Botswana Examinations Council has revised examination dates for the 2020 examination series in line with the revised school calendar issued after the lockdown. The revised timetable can be accessed under QUALIFICATIONS - PSLE and JCE respectively

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REVISED TIMETABLE DATES FOR BGCSE 2020 SERIES

You are informed that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic the BEC has revised examination dates for the 2020 examination series in line with the revised school calendar issued after the lockdown. The revised timetable can be accessed under QUALIFICATIONS - BGCSE

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EXTENSION OF REGISTRATION PERIOD FOR THE JCE AND BGCSE OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2020 NATIONAL EXAMINATIONS

The public is informed that Botswana Examinations Council has extended the period of registration for both school and private candidates for the JCE and BGCSE October/ November 2020 examinations.

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COVID-19 UPDATES: CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL MAY/JUNE 2020 EXAM SERIES

As you have already been informed, the May/June 2020 Cambridge International Examinations for all qualifications have been cancelled due to Covid-19. BEC kindly reminds candidates who have not yet responded to the request to submit a letter to either withdraw or defer the examination registration to do so before 30 April 2020 by contacting the External Examination Office at BEC at the e-mail indicated below. Contact: bmmatli@bec.co.bw.

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CANCELLATION OF THE MAY/JUNE 2020 UNIVERSITY OF LONDON EXAMINATIONS DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The Decision by the University of London to cancel all Centre-based examinations for the May/June 2020 series until further notice communicated to all registered candidates on 08 April 2020 refers. You are kindly advised to contact the External Examinations Office at the e-mail indicated below regarding refunds of the centre-related examination administration fees. Contact: bmmatli@bec.co.bw.

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REGISTRATION FOR THE OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2020 NATIONAL EXAMINATIONS (PSLE, JCE and the BGCSE)

Registration for the October/November 2020 National Examinations (PSLE, JCE andthe BGCSE)The public is informed that Botswana Examinations Council (BEC) will extend the period ofregistration of both the school and private candidates for the October/November 2020 examinations to cater for those who would have been affected by the lockdown.

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COVID-19 NOTICE TO MAY/JUNE 2020 CAMBRIDGE ASSESSMENT INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION IGCSE, GCE O’ LEVEL AND AS/A LEVEL EXAMINATIONS PRIVATECANDIDATES

Botswana Examinations Council would like to inform all private candidates that theCambridge International May/June 2020 examination for all qualifications has beencancelled with immediate effect due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus.

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CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS (CIE) CANCELS THE MAY/JUNE 2020 EXAMINATIONS

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) has resolved to cancel its May/June 2020 Examinations. The decision according to CIE is taken to protect the safety and wellbeing of students and teachers.

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2020 PSLE, JCE and BGCSE PRIVATE CANDIDATES REGISTRATION FOR THE EXAMINATIONS NOW ON

Private candidates are informed that Registration for Private Candidates will start on 17 February 2020 until 03 April 2020 for JCE and 02 March to 30 April 2020 (For BGCSE and GCE O’ Level) Examinations . The information regarding Registration can be accessed through Malepa, the BEC website at www.bec.co.bw, BEC Facebook page (Botswana Examinations Council) and Twitter Page (@Bots_Exams). PLSE registration will run from 03 February 2020 until 13 March 2020.

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PUBLIC NOTICE TO SCHOOL CANDIDATES

Please note that Botswana Examinations Council (BEC) will not issue a Statement of Results to any school candidates.

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COLLECTION POINTS FOR STATEMENTS OF RESULTS FOR BGCSE - 2019 SERIES

The Following are the Collection Points for the 2019 Statement of Results for 2019 BGCSE Private Candidates.

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PRESS RELEASE - 2019 BOTSWANA GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION (BGCSE) RESULTS RELEASED

Botswana Examinations Council (BEC) has released the 2019 Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) examination results. A total of 36 508 candidates wrote the 2019 examination showing an increase of 12.4% in candidature compared to the 2018 cohort of 32 470. There were 14 670 (40.18%) male candidates and 21 838 (59.82%) female candidates.

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PRESS RELEASE - 2019 JUNIOR CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION (JCE) RESULTS RELEASED

Botswana Examinations Council (BEC) has released the 2019 Junior Certificate Examination (JCE) Results. A total of 41 048 candidates sat for the examination and were awarded grades in the 2019 examination showing a slight decrease in candidature compared to 41 062 candidates in 2018.

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NOTICE TO PRIVATE CANDIDATES MAY/JUNE 2020

Botswana Examinations Council would like to inform prospective candidates that registration for the Cambridge International May/June 2020 Secondary Checkpoint and May/June 2020 IGCSE, GCE O level, AS/A Level examinations is open

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BEC publishes SAAEA 2019 Papers

Botswana Examinations Council has managed to publish a selection of 8 articles from the 2019 SAAEA Conference. The 8 papers were taken through a peer-review process and have been published in Special Issue of the on-line version of Mosenodi – A Peer Reviewed Journal of the Botswana Educational Research Association (BERA).

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2019 PSLE Results Released

Botswana Examinations Council (BEC) has released the 2019 Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE) results. A total of 47 518 (Forty Seven Thousand Five Hundred and Eighteen) candidates wrote the 2019 examination showing an increase in candidature of 2.34% from the 2018 candidature of 46 432 (Forty Six Thousand Four Hundred and Thirty Two). The 2019 cohort had 23 746 (49.97%) females and 23 772 (50.03%) males.

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