Research Fellow with the Africa Education Watch, Divine Kpe, has lauded the Ghana Education Service (GES) for extensively engaging the general public on issues surrounding the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS).
The Educationist scored that even before the commencement of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), the Service educated students on how to choose their prospective Senior High schools, a move he says is worth commending.
“We want to commend the GES; it is worth commending them for a good job done because they have managed the processes before releasing the result. I have seen that they were able to start an earlier education as to how students have to choose schools before and after, and instances where their preferred schools will not be given,” he said.
Divine Kpe, however, expressed worry over the decrease in the number of students who were automatically placed by the computerized school selection system.
He noted such trends will make more students access the GES website to do self placement.
He therefore called for pragmatic measures to ensure the system does not get jammed.
The Ghana Education Service published the 2020 Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) into Senior High Schools, and Technical and Vocational Education and Training Schools (TVETs).
In a statement issued by the Service, out of the total number of 533,693 registered candidates, 494,530 candidates qualified to be placed.
Whilst 343,264 of the candidates were automatically placed in one of their choices of school, 151,266 qualified candidates could not be matched with any of their choices.
GES stated that students without the automatic placement will have the opportunity to select a school of their own choice during the self placement process till they get enrolled in a school.