Some fresh students who reported at the Mfantsipim Senior High School in the Central Region have been turned away by the school as their names were not found on the school’s admission list.
The affected students who are to start the academic on Monday were left stranded due to the situation.
Speaking to Citi News, the parents of the affected students said they were not privy to any information on any list when they initially contacted the school for the prospectus last week.
“Our children were placed here through the self-placement system. We came here and we were given a prospectus of things to buy. They then told us to report today [Sunday]. We got here only to be told that there is a list and all those who did the self-placement were not on the list and so they can’t admit us. They have left us very stranded and confused because if they knew we wouldn’t be admitted why did they give us the prospectus to go and buy the things?”
The woes of the placement system
Some guardians of some Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) graduates seeking admission in various Senior High Schools in the country were last week left stranded over the placement process at the Computerized School Selection Placement System (CSSPS) Complaints and Solution Centers in parts of the country.
A student who travelled with his teacher from Assin Fosu in the Central Region to Accra revealed that he will not be able to fund his next trip to Accra if his problem isn’t resolved.
His teacher, Joseph Korankyi spoke to Citi News on his behalf saying:
“I came with one of my students. He got Accra High. We came all the way from Assin Fosu and Accra High happens to be a day school so we would have accommodation problems. We spoke to a teacher and she told us to come here for a possible replacement. We came and unfortunately for us they are saying unless a student falls within aggregate 6 to 10 before they can attend to him or her. My student got aggregate 17, so we are still hanging around to see if there will be any chance for us,” he said.
Another of this incident is in the Ashanti Region, where hundreds of qualified candidates and guardians stormed the regional office of the Ghana Education Service (GES) at Amakom to rectify anomalies related to their school placement.