The Junior Certificate Examination (JCE) is a standards-based assessment intended to provide information on the achievement of candidates after three years of junior secondary education, the results of which are used mainly for selection into senior secondary education and technical education as well as the world of work.
The assessment of the 2019 cohort was carried out through eleven (11) multiple-choice components, twenty-seven (27) open-ended components, three (3) practical
examinations and eight (8) coursework assessment components on seventeen (17) syllabuses. The 2019 cohort comprised of candidates from public schools, private schools and individuals who
registered with BEC.
The administration report is intended to provide a background to the environment under which the 2019 examinations were conducted. Generally the administration went well although there were a
few incidents that were recorded.
Registration was conducted through the online facility. All centres registered online.
Registration of Centres
In this cycle 245 Centres registered candidates compared to 244 in 2018. Out of the 244, 208 were government school centres while 37 were private centres.
Registration of Candidates
Table 1 below shows the number of candidates who sat the examination from 2017 to 2019. The candidature at both government and private centres remained more or less the same compared to 2018.