Computerised Schools Placement System improved

Prof. Naana Opoku-Agyemang, Education Minister.

Prof. Naana Opoku-Agyemang, Education Minister.

Kwasi Abankwa Anokye, Coordinator of the Computerised Schools Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) says selection system has been enhanced to guarantee an incident-free placement this year.

The system was introduced in 2005 to electronically post junior high school graduates into the various senior high schools using their raw score.

But a few inadequacies leave some parents to complain about the system annually.

Mr. Anokye, however indicated on CitiFM that although the system cannot be 100 per cent efficient, there is enormous improvement now.

“I don’t know if there is any system in the world that is 100 per cent efficient. But we know that from what we have done in the past, since 2005, we have greatly improved the system,” he said.

According to him, the various stakeholders in the education sector particularly parents, still doubt the system due to the inability of their wards to gain admission to their first choice schools.

“If your ward chooses Mfantsipim School and per his performance he doesn’t make it; you will naturally express that sentiment. Schools like Mfantsipim School are always over-subscribed.

“For instance, this year, we have over 6,200 people choosing Mfantsipim; but the school has told us that they can only admit 600.

“It will interest you to know that half of the over 6,000 will have the required performance to make it into the school; so we have to select the top 600”, he stated.

 

 

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