GES Creates SHS Placement ‘Solution Centres’ Across The Country
The Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Ghana Education Service (GES) have created centres across the country where parents and guardians of students entering into Senior High Schools (SHSs) can go for assistance in relation to their placement into SHSs.
Deputy Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum , said the ministry thought it necessary to create these centres to prevent overcrowding at the offices of the MoE and the GES nationwide, as some students and their guardians may encounter challenges with their placement.
Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, speaking on GHOne TV on Tuesday, 4 September, said through the GES with the ministry “Solution Centres have been created in all the regions where parents and guardians can go for assistance.”
The Deputy Minister of Education Dr Adutwum added: “For instance, in Accra, parents can go to the Independence Square where one of the centres has been created for support.”
The Computerised Schools Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) has asked some 67,382 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) students who were not placed into any senior high schools and technical institutes (TIs) of their choice to do a self-placement to get themselves into schools with vacancies.
Out of the 521, 710 registered candidates, 490, 514 candidates qualified to be placed. 423, 134 were automatically placed while the remaining 67, 382 candidates could not be matched with any of their choices.
The students have been advised to select schools of their choice through the following process:
Dial *713*24# to buy a placement pin code of GHS5.00;
After obtaining a pin code log onto the site www.cssps.gov.gh;
Enter the 10-digit index number and add 18 as your year of completion. Eg 123456789218;
Enter the pin code details (serial number and pin);
Click and submit and wait for placement to show up;
Print the form if you have been placed and send to school to begin admission;
Proceed to self-placement module on the same portal if a candidate has not been placed. Select a school by filling the following:
Click on submit
Print placement form
Send placement form to school to begin admission process
The Ghana Education Service has cautioned that schools selected on self-placement cannot be changed.
Candidates placed on the Green Track will resume on 11 September 2018 whereas the Gold Track will resume on 8 November.
It added that students with genuine concerns can visit any of the Regional Solution Centres at the Regional Education Offices to have their issues resolved.
The statement also added that a Solution Centre has been set up at the Independence Square in the Greater Accra Region.
Parents and wards can also call any of the following helplines for assistance: 0800-900-101 and 0267372258 (WhatsApp only).
“Our Social media platforms are also active to respond to questions. Facebook: Free SHS Ghana, Twitter: Free SHS Ghana, Instagram: Free SHS Ghana. Email: info@freeshs. gov.gh,” the statement said.