MoE website goes offline ahead of 2021 school placement release

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The official website of the Ministry of Education (MoE) close to a week has been offline or down as the education sector agency prepares to announce the 2021 school placement release later this month (March), 2022.

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The Ministry of Education (MoE) is yet to communicate to its relevant stakeholders and members of the general public the cause of the long hour downtime but we believe there must be maintenance work ongoing behind the scenes.

The status of the website has become concerned as MoE prepares towards the release of a delayed computer school placement of students who sat for the 31st edition of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) last year.

in a recent interview monitored by EducationWeb, Hon Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Minister for Education said the bandwidth of the school placement portal has been increased to avoid downtime issues.

“We have put measures in place to ensure the websites experience no downtime when the school placements are out. The bandwidth of the portals have increased to contain a lot of traffic or visitors,” he told an Accra-based radio station.

The Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) website unlike the Ministry of Education (MoE) website is active but also undergoing maintenance ahead of the school placement release in the shortest possible time.

A new CSSPS website following the yet to be released secondary school postings has been created for heads of public second cycle schools to check and print the list of students placed in their school.

The new Heads of Senior High School/Technical and Vocation Institute (SHS/TVI) portal we have been told will replace the previous website introduced last year to serve the same purpose as the lastest one.