The Education Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has urged candidates who have not been placed under the Computerised School Selections Placement System (CSSPS) to go to the self-placement platform on the cssps.gov.gh or cssps.org website to select their preferred school from a list of schools provided.
He said that, “when you go onto the website, and you don’t get your school, there are options available to you. Go on to the self-placement platform and choose the school and the residential status you want, print it out and you go to school for free.”
Addressing the usual struggles parents face with placing their wards in Senior High Schools through the computerized system, the Minister said that he believes the situation has improved compared to previous years.
He noted that though some of the complaints from parents were exaggerated, more than seventy-five percent of candidates have been placed.
“For the first time, placement results are out, and we don’t hear the usual noise that is characterized with it. This is a tremendous improvement. We still want to get it even better. Nearly 75% of the students got placed in the first round and 25% are doing self-placement.”
“Just over two years ago when even in December people will be struggling for computer placement, things are improving. We have made the computer like a wizard,” he added.
Currently, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has placed a total of 122,706, representing 25.10 percent qualified candidates who were placed in any of the five schools they selected.
The Service also urged those who have challenges with the placement exercise to visit the nearest solution centre to get their concerns addressed.
A total of ten of such centres have been set up throughout the country to address the concerns of people.
In Accra, the solution centre is at the Black Star Square.
In the Volta and Oti regions, the centre is at Mawuli Senior High School, while in the Ashanti Region, it is located at the Kumasi Technical Institute.
In the Bono, Bono East, and the Ahafo regions, the centre at the GES regional office in Sunyani, while in the Western and the Western North regions, it is at the GES regional office in Takoradi.
In the Central Region, the centre is located at the GES regional office, Cape Coast, while the Eastern, Upper West and Upper East, have their centres at the GES regional offices of Koforidua, Wa and Bolgatanga respectively.
The centre for the Northern, North East and Savanna is located at the GES Office in Tamale.