September 30, 2013

The Education Ministry is urging parents and guardians to accept without complain, the Senior High School placements given their wards by the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS).

The CSSPS is a system used by the Ghana Education Service (GES) to place qualified Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates into Senior High School (SHS), Technical Institutes (TI) and Vocational Institutes.

However, since its inception in 2005, the Secretariat in charge of the CSSPS battle with criticisms and complaints from parents and guardians for failing to place their wards in their selected schools.

But speaking at the finals of the 2013 Citi-FM Write Away Contest over the weekend, the Deputy Education Minister, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa indicated that parents from Monday “can start checking, sending the text messages to receive notice of where their wards have been placed by the computerized selection system.”

He appealed to parents to accept posting and not use their influences to marginalize other students.

“This protocol culture displaces sometimes very brilliant but unconnected children so those of you who have connections, who know Ministers, who know Imams, who know Pastors, who know chiefs; please don’t abuse that knowledge and put pressure and prevent the computer from doing what it is supposed to do or changing what it has done.”