The Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Ghana Education Service (GES) have created Solution Centres Addressing Problems With School Placement across the country where parents and guardians of students entering into Senior High Schools (SHSs) can go for assistance in relation to their placement into SHSs.
GES Solution Centres Addressing Problems With School Placement, 2019
The Computerised Schools Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) has asked some 122,706 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) students who were not placed into any senior high schools and technical institutes (TIs) of their choice to do a self-placement to get themselves into schools with vacancies.
Hundreds of parents have gathered with their wards at the Independence Square in Accra to solve challenges associated with the school placement for the 2019/ 2020 ‘Double Track’ academic Year.
The challenges include: wrong placement, wrong selection of courses, network issues and no placement.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) introduced the SHS Placement Solution Centersin 2019 across the country as part of its efforts to address problems of the ‘Double Track System ‘and placement of schools under the Free SHS scheme.
A visit by websaet to the Greater Accra’s solution centre showed that there were various concerns about the placement of wards to different schools; whiles some were with no placement concerns and others were placed at schools that does not offer courses of choice of their wards.
A parent whose ward attained aggregate 7 and selected Ghana National and Achimota Senior High School; was placed at another school in Tema and wanted the school changed.
Other parents said their children obtained good results but did not get placement at any school.
Staff from the GES working at the centre said they were working to ensure that all issues are resolved and for those who had school placements and needed to change the schools due to individual reasons were asked to report on Monday September 16.
Some were directed to use the internet to carry out ‘Self Placement’ to schools of their choice that matched the grades of their wards, whilst those who tried and failed were asked to be patient as the slow network could be the cause.
GES Solution Centres Addressing Problems with School Placement
If you are having issues with your SHS Placement, you can go for assisted placement at the ten (10) solution centers set up across the country.
- Accra – Independence square
- Volta Region and Oti Region – Mawuli Senior High School
- Ashanti Region – Kumasi Technical Institute
- Brong Ahafo Region and Bono East Region – GES regional office in Sunyani
- Western Region and Western North – GES regional office in Takoradi
- Central Region – GES regional office in Cape Coast
- Eastern Region – GES regional office in Koforidua
- Upper West Region – GES regional office in Wa
- Upper East Region – GES regional office in Bolgatanga
- Northern Region, North East and Savanna Region – GES regional office in Tamale
5 Simple Steps to Access SHS Placement Results on 8th September
The students have been advised to select schools of their choice through the following process:
The 2019 placement will offer prospective Senior High School Students who sat for the 2019 BECE an opportunity to continue their education.
1. Obtain the relevant scratch card called the CSSPS Placement Checker. This card can be bought on line in bulk or just a copy or two.
2. Again, With the aid of the computer/ phone with internet access visit the online portal https://cssps.gov.gh/ or https://cssps.org
3. Click on “Check Placement“
4. Also, enter your 10 digits index number to proceed. Example 0101689002 and introduce the year you took the exams. For 2019 BECE graduates your index number will be followed by 19. Example 010168900219.
5. Finally, check if everything is correct and click submit. Patiently wait for the results of the placement to pup up.
If you were successfully placed, print form out the school placement.
Note that, when so many people are trying to access their placement at the same time, the system may slow down or give error feedback. Just be patient and try again.
Proceed to self-placement module on the same portal if a candidate has not been placed. Select a school by filling the following:
- Click on submit
- Print placement form
Send placement form to school to begin admission process
The Ghana Education Service has cautioned that schools selected on self-placement cannot be changed.
Candidates placed on the Green Track will resume on 11 September 2018 whereas the Gold Track will resume on 8 November.