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SHS placements: No candidate was given schools they didn’t choose – GES

Parents at Black Star Square with placement problems

The Deputy Director-General in-charge of Quality and Access at the Ghana Education Service (GES), Kwabena Tandoh has denied claims that some Junior High School graduates have been wrongly placed by the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) into Senior High Schools.

Some parents have in various Citi News interviews said their wards were placed in schools they did not choose or offered residential options they did not choose but Kwabena Tandoh have suggested that such claims are not the case.

Read: GES releases 2019 SHS placements

Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show, Mr. Tandoh said the placement algorithm is accurate.

“We have run a system that is very good and for that matter, the system has not placed anybody in a school they have not chosen, and has not placed anybody in a residential preference that they have not chosen. Neither has it placed anybody in a programme that they have not chosen,” he said.

He told host Bernard Avle that some 122,000 students were not placed by the CSSPS system hence the opening of the self-placement module to allow the unplaced students choose their preferred school from a list of institutions with vacancies.

“22,706 students could not be placed in the five schools that they had chosen so we opened up the self-placement module where people will go into the system and look at the vacancies around the country that are left so that they choose a school,” he added.

The Ghana Education Service (GES) is urging those who have challenges with the placement exercise to visit the nearest solution centre to get their concerns addressed.

A total of ten of such centres have been set up throughout the country to address the concerns of people.

In Accra, the solution centre is at the Black Star Square.

Read: Free SHS: Self-placement for qualified candidates temporarily suspended

In the Volta and Oti regions, the centre is at Mawuli Senior High School, while in the Ashanti Region, it is located at the Kumasi Technical Institute.

In the Bono, Bono East, and the Ahafo regions, the centre is at the GES regional office in Sunyani, while in the Western and the Western North regions, it is at the GES regional office in Takoradi.

In the Central Region, the centre is located at the GES regional office, Cape Coast, while the Eastern, Upper West and Upper East, have their centres at the GES regional offices of Koforidua, Wa and Bolgatanga respectively.

The centre for the Northern, North East and Savanna is located at the GES Office in Tamale.


Source: citinewsroom.com