Admissions of fresh students under the computerised school selection placement system (CSSPS) is out but over 60,000 students could not be placed. An official statement issued by the Ghana Education Service is however asking parents of the affected students to do what it calls ‘self-placement’ to get themselves into schools of their choice if there is vacancy.
The statement signed by Cassandra Twum Ampofo, Public Relations Director of the GES, on Tuesday said explained that a total of 67,382) qualified students could not be placed under the because they could not be matched with any of their school choices
According to the GES statement, a total of 423,134 out of 490,514 qualified candidates can now access details by buying placement forms.
Students placed on the GREEN TRACK will resume on September 11, 2018 whereas the GOLD TRACK students will resume on November 8, 2018.
The statement assured all parents whose wards could not be placed that a number of schools with vacancies have been uploaded on the portal and therefore the candidates would be able to make a choice without hitches.
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.
In Accra, a Solution Centre has been set up at the Independence Square.
Process for self-placement
• Dial *713*24# to buy a placement pin code of GH¢5.00
• After obtaining a pin code log onto the site www.cssps.gov.gh
• Enter the ten digit index number and add 18 as year of completion. Eg: 123456789218
• Enter the pin code details (serial number and pin)
• Click on submit and wait for placement to show up
Print the form if you have been placed and send to school to begin admission process
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
Parents can also call any of the following helplines for assistance: 0800-900-101 and 0267372258 (WhatsApp only).
“GES 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.