The Ghana Education Service (GES) ahead of the release of the ‘delayed’ 2020 school placement of candidates who sat for BECE in 2020 has attributed the SHS placement challenges to poor schools selection.
Director-General of GES in an interview sighted by Educationweb.com.gh said there would be no issues with the CSSPS system if parents of candidates consult teachers during the schools selection process.
According to him, the majority of parents or guardian wants their ward enrolled in ‘Category A” or top Senior High Schools in the country, a situation which contributed to the SHS placement challenges.
“The students have three choices each and it’s recommended that the students pick schools from all the categories which are A, B, C. But more often than not, almost all parents want their wards to be admitted into the category A schools, which usually does not help”, Prof Kwasi-Opoku said.
The GES official added that “We have also received complaints that some of the parents of these students have no idea about the schools selected for their wards by the teachers. People go to the extent of bringing obituary posters of people they do not know just to get the posting of their wards”
Ghana’s Education Service (GES) in collaboration with the Education Ministry (MoE) is expected to release the 2020 much-awaited SHS placement of BECE for Private and School candidates end of this week.