MoE spokesman gives update on 2021 school placement release

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

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the Ministry of Education (MoE), Kwasi Kwarteng giving an update on the 2021 school placement release says the Management of CSSPS is working to release the school postings in due course.

In an interview with UTV monitored by EducationWeb, the spokesperson said the 2021 computer school placement process has reached an almost final stage and that the placements are to be expected from March 14 to 21, 2022.

“The Management of the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS), Ghana Education Service, Ghana TVET Service and Free SHS Secretariat are working on the school placement,” the spokesman said on Monday.

Speaking to EducationWeb last week, a staff of CSSPS said his outfit in line with the school placement guideline policy will deny students who had an aggregate 9 in English Language or Mathematics in the BECE results school placement.

“We don’t have a direct cut-off point for the computer school placement, the only cut-off point we have is when a student gets aggregate 9 in English Language or Mathematics he or she will not qualify for placement,” he disclosed.

The CSSPS official explained that the school placement is done based on six subjects namely; English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science, Social Studies and two additional best-performed subjects of a candidate.

“So the Computerized School Selection and Placement System policy guideline is that if you get grade 9 in English Language or Mathematics which are required to qualify you for placement, you will not get school,” he told the Web.

Asked what measures have been put in place by his outfit to ensure a smooth school placement checking this year, the CSSPS associate said the school placement portal has been upgraded to contain a huge amount of visitors traffic.

“The 2021 BECE graduates this year will use only to check their secondary school placement. We can assure the students and public that there will be no downtime during the school checking process,” he noted.