90 per cent of JHS graduates who sat for the 31st edition of BECE in 2021 will get school placement, Mark Sasu Mensah, the National Coordinator of the Computerized School Selection and Placement System has disclosed.
The CSSPS Coordinator in an interview with Kumasi-based OTEC FM monitored by EducationWeb said adequate measures have been put in place by his outfit and the Ghana Education Service to ensure smooth school placement.
Sasu said unlike in 2020 that 85% of the students who participated in the 30th edition of the BECE for School qualified for posting, the Ghana Education Service (GES) this academic year has targeted to place 90% of the students.
He told the host of OTEC FM’S political show ‘Dwabrem’, Dr Cash that four categories of students including BECE for School candidates this year will be placed under the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS).
“GES is ready to place four categories of candidates, the private candidates who sat to better their grades, the foreign candidates and the re-entry candidates who could not get placement due to peculiar issues last year,” he said last year.
The CSSPS official however said prospective students with an aggregate 9 in English Language and Mathematics will not be considered for placement this year citing that “it is the policy guideline of the computer placement.”
Scheduled to be released any moment from now, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the Ministry of Education (MoE), Kwasi Kwarteng has said his outfit is working hand in hand with CSSPS, TVET Service and GES on the schools.
Speaking to the Accra-based United Television on Monday, the Ministry’s spokesman said the computer school placement if not released within this week by March 21, 2022, will be out for students to check their school placement.
The Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has also said the bandwidth of the CSSPS portal https://cssps.gov.gh to be used to check the postings have been upgraded to avoid downtime issues when the school placements are out.