Education Policy Research and Advocacy Organization, Africa Education Watch has advised the Ministry of Education (MoE) to take adequate measures to ensure the CSSPS websites are secured from system breach.
The Watch advise comes after GES last year declared the CSSPS websites have been hacked, a situation which ended the majority of parents gathered at the Black Star Square to demand SHS placement for their wards.
According to EduWatch, candidates (151,266) who will be doing self-placement this year on Sunday has increased by 30,000 as compared to 2019 where 122,706 candidates had to go through self-placement.
Africa Education Watch following the increase has suggested for the Education Ministry to improve the level of security, accessibility, efficiency and effectiveness of the placement website to ensure a smooth placement.
“It is our expectation that the Education Ministry has increased the security on the CSSPS website and expanded the capacity of same to contain the expectant higher traffic,” the Education Think Tank stated on social media.
However, a spokesperson for the Ministry has said all technical hitches with the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) has been solved 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.
Ghana’s Education Service (GES) Sunday February 28, 2021 is expected to release the delayed and much awaited Senior High School placements of candidates who sat for BECE for Private and School in 2020