A spokesman for the Ministry of Education says all technical challenges with the Computerised School Selections and Placement System (CSSPS) has been resolved, and so no SHS placement challenges are expected this year.
Mr Rodney Nkrumah-Boateng Speaking on Citi FM’s Eyewitness News monitored by Educationweb.com.gh noted unlike 2019 that the school placement system was compromised, it will not be the case this new year.
Last year’s system breach which the Ministry attributed to hackers ended the majority of parents gathered at the Black Star Square to demand SHS placement for their wards since the online process was not working.
But, Mr Rodney Nkrumah has said his outfit this year has addressed all the placement technical hitches confronting the CSSPS module and that there will be no cases of a system breach throughout the process this month.
He further indicated that some changes had been made to the self-placement portal to enable 2020 BECE graduates to make changes in their selection of schools when the school placements are released online.
“What we have done this time around is that after you chose the schools, we have put in a verification system along the lines of what the Electoral Commission does where you can send a text to a certain number to confirm the school that you have chosen,” he told host of Eyewitness News.
In addition, for the self-placement portal, “now we have removed the restrictions so you can go back and change it [your choice],” Rodney added.
“The Education Ministry with these two measures in place is expecting an SHS placement challenges free placement of the 2020 candidates who sat for the 30th edition of the BECE”, he stated.