68% of BECE students placed into 873 schools so far – CSSPS

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The management of the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) says over 68% out of the 97% of BECE students who qualified for school placement have been placed into public 873 schools as of March 28, 2022.

In an interview with Accra-based Peace 104.5 FM monitored by EducationWeb, Mr Mark Sasu Mensah, the National Coordinator of the CSSPS said adequate measures have been put in place by his outfit to place more students.

“A total of 571,892 students from over 18,000 Junior High Schools sat for the 2021 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). Out of the total number, 68.74% have been placed into various secondary schools,” Sasu noted.

Asked if all candidates who sat for the national examination will be placed into available schools with vacancies, the CSSPS Coordinator replied ‘No’ citing that some of the students did not qualify for school placement this year.

“Technically if you had grade 9 in English Language or Mathematics you are not qualified to be placed so out of that some people were eliminated from the placement criteria,” Mark Sasu told the host of the Peace FM Kokrokoo show.

Describing the 2021 computer school placement process as successful and smooth, Mr Kwasi Kwarteng, the Public Relations Officer for the Ministry of Education said his outfit is committed to ensuring all qualified students are placed.

The spokesman told the host of Kokrokoo show, Kwame Sefa Kayi, there are more school vacancies available in the self-placement module for students who did not get automatic placement and have been asked to do self-placement.

He encouraged members of the general public, particularly students who will have challenges with 2021 computer school placement to report the issue to the placement system management via the toll-free number 0302987654.

“We will urge all parents to remain calm and take a keen interest in the ongoing school placement. If your ward was not placed automatically there is an opportunity for him or her to do self-placement,” the spokesperson told parents.