March 21, 2023

There Shouldn’t Be Issues Of Overcrowding In SHSs; CSSPS Coordinator Says

The National Coordinator for the Computerised School Selection Placement System (CSSPS), Mr Mark Sasu, has said second cycle institutions across the country are not to face overcrowding this year.


He said after posting all 547,329 candidates to the 917 schools on their portal, 188, 780 spaces will be left.


“By this, there shouldn’t be issues of overcrowding”, he said when the Minister for Education visited the established Call Centre.


The Call Centre was announced when the placements for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) were released in February to address all concerns of parents and guardians regarding the school placements.


The Minister joined the staff at the Centre together with the media to get familiar with their work. 


Addressing the media, Mr Sasu said the 50-seater Call Centre has received more than 300,000 calls since its establishment and has resolved 80% of concerns raised by parents and guardians.


He said the concerns pertained to the desire to change from Day to boarding, transfer from SHS to TVET and changes in schools.


The Director for the Schools and Instructions Division of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Prince Charles AgyemangDuah, directed candidates who failed to enrol in any school to report to regional offices of the Service. 


“Parents whose wards for one reason or another could not be enrolled specifically for those who completed last year- what is called the re-entry policy- you are encouraged to report at the GES regional offices.”


Meanwhile, the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, has directed parents who haven’t been able to secure all items on the prospectus list to take their wards to school regardless.


“Parents of Ghana, if your child has not been able to report to school yet because you are waiting to get all the prospectus list items, I want you to know that my headmasters want to see you at school immediately so even if you don’t have all the items go to school. The headmasters can’t wait to see you and welcome you to schools. They don’t want you to stay at home. Go to school with the little you have.”


GES will undertake a head count of students in schools later.



Source: Fuseini

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