Cassandra Twum Ampofo
The Ghana Education Service (GES) has announced that a total of 477,772 students representing 81.56% out of 585,797 qualified candidates have so far been placed in the 2023 Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) into Senior High Schools and Technical and Vocational Education and Training Schools across the country.
A statement issued and signed by the Head of the Public Relations Unit of the Ghana Education Service, Cassandra Twum Ampofo, said the total number of students placed was a significant improvement compared to that of last year’s, with over 100,000 more students placed.
“A total of 477,772 (81.56%) have automatically been placed in one of their choices. Out of the total number of 598,839 results received from WAEC, 585,797 candidates qualified to be placed,” the release said.
It, however, stated that 108,025 representing 18.44% of qualified candidates who could not matched with any of their choices are advised to do Self–Placement to select from available schools.
“To access the placement platform, candidates are to follow the steps below: Obtain a placement pin code from an approved vendor. Log onto the site www.cssps.gov.gh Enter the ten-digit index number and add 23 as the year of completion. E.g. 123456789023 Enter the pin code details, serial number and pin) Click on submit and wait for placement to show up print your enrolment form, placement slip, and prospectus” it added
The management of Ghana Education Service also cautioned students not to pay money to unscrupulous people who may promise to change their school as the Computerized School Placement is merit based.
It said apart from the headquarters of GES, the public could also get assistance from the National Solution Centres at its regional Education offices while assuring the public, all students, especially those who could not be matched with their choices during the automatic placement that all schools with vacancies have been uploaded on the portal for students to select from during self-placement without hitches.
By Ebenezer K. Amponsah