The Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS), a system used by the Ghana Education Service – G.E.S to place qualified B.E.C.E graduates into Senior High School (SHS), Technical Institutes (TI) and Vocational Institutes in Ghana will allow the BECE graduates to see the schools they have been admitted to and program offered. The CSSPS Portal has two forms of placement, Auto-placement, and Self-placement.
Students who were Auto placed by the system have no problem but those who were not placed by the system are expected to place themselves (Self-Placement).
During an interview with The Director-General for the Ghana Education Service (GES), Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, monitored closely by Frencheducationgh, he revealed that the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) has come to stay to help in the placement of schools for candidates, he added; we won’t go back to the old system.
Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa explained further by saying; “Previously, we weren’t doing anything like self-placement, it is because of review that made the self-placement initiative possible.”
He noted; “At first when it is time for school placement, the computer determines where it places students.”
GES director revealed that GES has more than three choice selection of schools.
“We were working with only three choice selection of schools but due to review, the selection choices were moved to four and now six where the candidate chooses a technical school as part of their choices,” he noted.
Mr. Amankwa admitted school placement comes with its own challenges every year.
He stated; “Every year and the challenges it comes with and all these challenges are directed to us, so when we look at these challenges, then we also look for ways to solve them by reviewing them.”
“We solicit for views from the public by going to churches, bus stations, to engage them in a conversation to know what the need is and then we take it from there,” he added.
By: Michael Djan
French Tutor and Digital Marketing Blogger/Content Writer and GhanaWeb Professional Reporter/ frencheducationgh.com