Parents and students happy with progress in school placement system

Thousands of parents, guardians and students who thronged the Ghana Education Service (GES) complaints center at the Black Star Square in Accra seeking to rectify errors  with their placement into Senior High schools expressed satisfaction with the process today.

The center was on Monday, September 16, 2109 overcrowded with thousands of prospective students and their parents making enquiries about their placement.

As senior high schools reopen school, a number of the students who qualified were not placed by the Computerised School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS).

The exercise is to enable qualified students to get a place at schools they may not have chosen but have space.

In an early statement, the Minister of Education Mathew Opoku Prempeh explained that 75 percent of students were placed in the first round of placement.

Those who were not posted were encouraged to visit designated centres to have their challenges resolved.

Speaking to Citi News’ Kojo Amoah, a parent said, “We came here on Monday but it wasn’t easy and we were told to come here the next day. And then yesterday too I was here. But today everything is going on very well,”

“I chose Achimota Senior High School, St John’s Grammar, Wesley Grammar and Suhum Presec. None of them chose me so, we were asked to come here and change our school but they refused to help us yesterday. Today there is less stress here. I have been placed in St. John’s and Ada Senior High School,” Angela Boadi, student also expressed.

Placement of students

The Computerised School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) for Senior High Schools (SHS) begun postings on Friday, September 6, 2019.

However, the Ghana Education Service (GES) temporarily suspended the self-placement module to enable them update the list of schools and programs available on the module.

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