The Ghana Education Service (GES) has released the 2023 Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) to senior high schools and Technical and Vocational Education and Training schools (TVET).
Out of the total number of 598,839 results received from the West African Examination Council, 585,797 candidates qualified to be placed.
A total of 477,772 (81.56 percent) have automatically been placed in one of their choices, an improvement compared to last year’s, with over 100,000 more students placed.
This was contained in a press release from the GES signed by Cassandra Twum Ampofo, Head of Public Relations.
According to the statement, 108,025 (18.44%) qualified candidates could not be matched with any of their choices. The statement urged all such students to do self-placement and select from the available schools.
According to the statement, to do self-placement, they needed to obtain a placement pin code from an approved vendor, log onto the site www.cssps.gov.gh, enter a ten-digit index number and add 23 as the year of completion.
It added that they would then enter the pin code details, the serial number and pin, click on submit and wait for the placement to show up before they print the enrollment form, placement slip, and prospectus.
The GES noted that if a student were not matched with any of his or her choices from the automatic placement system, the student would be redirected to the Self-Placement Portal.
It added that from the portal, he or she would select a school by providing the region, residential preference, school and programme of choice, then click on submit, and thereafter print the form and visit the school to begin the admission process.
“Schools selected on the Self-Placement Portal can be changed as many times as the candidate wishes on the portal until they enrol in a school,” the statement added.
The GES affirmed that all schools with vacancies had been uploaded on the portal for students to select from during self-placement without hitches and cautioned parents and guardians not to pay money to persons who promise to change their wards’ schools, stressing that the placement was merit-based. However, heads of institutions would begin registration and orientation on December 4, 2023.
“The public is also informed that apart from the National Solution Centre at the GNAT Hall, Adabraka and the Regional Solutions Centers at the various Regional Education Offices, they can also call our helpline on 0308258001 for all concerns,” the statement added.
Cassandra Twum Ampofo, Head of Public Relations, shed some more light on this school placement process and assured the public that all’s been done to ensure a smooth process.