372,780 students placed under CSSPS
372, 780 students have automatically been placed by the Computerised School Selection Placement System (CSSPS).
The statement released by the Ghana Education Service this year’s indicated that students were automatically placed in at least one school of their choice.
The figure represents 69.24 per cent of the total number of 538,399 students who qualified for admission to Senior High School for 2023/24 academic year.
However, the remaining 165, 619 representing 30.76 per cent of the students who qualified are expected to undertake self-placement to secure a school.
In a joint news con ference of the Ghana Education Service and the Technical Voca tion Education Training (TVET) Service in Accra yesterday, the Director-General of the GES, Dr Eric Nkansah, said following the West Africa Examination Council’s release of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) results for 2023, the service took delivery of the data and started with the placement.
According to him, in all 547,329 candidates took part in the examination out of which 538,399 candidates qualified to be placed. Out of the figure, 372,780 were placed automatically in one of their choice schools, while the remaining 165,619 could not be matched with any of their choice schools.
“All such students are, therefore to do self-placement to select from available schools,” he emphasised.
The Director-General noted that schools selected on the self-placement portal could be changed as many times as a candidate would wish on the portal until he or she was enrolled in a school of choice.
He said per the 2023 academic calendar, the first years were to report to school on February 20, and begin with their registration and commence academic work.
Dr Nkansah said to reduce the stress of parents a grievance solution centres had been set up at all the regional education offices, however, at the national level, the solution centre would be set up at the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) Hall at Adabraka.