Free SHS: 75% of students posted in first round of school placement – Education Minister

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Government has touted its tremendous achievement in its quest to enrolling students onto the Free Senior High School policy.

Ghana’s Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, is also urging candidates who have not been placed under the Computerised School Selections Placement System (CSSPS) to go to the self-placement platform on the cssps.gov.gh or cssps.org website to select their preferred school from a list of schools provided.

He said that, “when you go onto the website, and you don’t get your school, there are options available to you. Go on to the self-placement platform and choose the school and the residential status you want, print it out and you go to school for free.”

Checks by our correspondents across the country indicate that students and parents have been faced with several challenges on the school placement platform including difficulty to access websites.

But commenting on the development, the Minister said that he believes the situation has improved compared to previous years.

He noted that though some of the complaints from parents were exaggerated, more than 75% of candidates have been placed.

“For the first time, placement results are out, and we don’t hear the usual noise that is characterized with it. This is a tremendous improvement. We still want to get it even better. Nearly 75% of the students got placed in the first round and 25% are doing self-placement.

“Just over two years ago when even in December people will be struggling for computer placement, things are improving. We have made the computer like a wizard,” he told journalists in Kumasi on Tuesday.

More candidates have been placed in their prospective choice of schools since the beginning of the exercise last Sunday.

The Ghana Education Service(GES) has urged students to contact their offices if they have challenges.

Emergency centers have been announced across the country to have such problems addressed.

See Below the list of centers

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

In 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 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.

Central Region — GES Regional Office, Cape Coast,

Eastern, Upper West and Upper East, have their centres at the GES regional offices of Koforidua, Wa and Bolgatanga respectively.

Northern, North East and Savanna— GES Office in Tamale.

By J. Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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