SHS Placement System opens for verification

The Computerised School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) Secretariat of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has received the final list of Senior High Schools and Technical Institutes choices made by the 2017 BECE candidates  and compiled by West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) for the 2017 placement exercise which would commence soon.

As part of the preparations, parents and guardians of Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates have the opportunity to confirm their four choices of schools made prior to the selection and placement exercise in September.

A statement signed by Rev. Jonathan Bettey, GES Public Relations Director, said the arrangement has been done to avoid the situation where some candidates and parents deny knowledge of the schools they have chosen after selection and placement is done by the CSSPS.

“To confirm the schools selected, candidates should text their 10 digit index numbers to short code 1060 on either MTN, VODAFONE, AIRTEL or TIGO networks.

“For example, a candidate with Index number 0099999999 should text; 0099999999 to short code 1060 on any of the networks above,” it said.

The GES, the statement said, remained “confident that the confirmation of school choice made by candidates would bring about acceptance of the schools into which they are placed without the usual plea to the CSSPS Secretariat for change of such schools, although the choices were made by the candidates themselves.”

It advised that candidates whose schools of choice are different from those that appear after texting should contact their Junior High Schools or the District/Regional Education Directorate for immediate rectification.

By Times Reporter

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