The Ghana Education Service has released the results for the 2023 Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) into 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 Examinations Council (WAEC), 585,797 candidates qualified to be placed.
A total of 477,772 (81.56%) have automatically been placed in one of their choices. This is a significant improvement compared to last year’s, with over 100,000 more students placed. However, 108,025 (18.44%) qualified candidates could not be matched with any of their choices and are, therefore, required to do self-placement to select from available schools.
To access the placement platform, candidates are to obtain a placement pin code from an approved vendor and log onto the site WWW.CSSP.gov.gh. They will be required to enter their ten-digit index number and add 23 as the year of completion, then enter the pin code details (serial number and pin) before clicking on submit and waiting for the placement to show up. Students are to print their enrolment form, placement slip, and prospectus.
If a student is not matched with any of their choices from the automatic placement system, they will be redirected to the Self-Placement Portal. From the portal, they are to select a school by providing their region, residential preference, school, and programme of choice. They can change the school selected as many times as they wish until they enroll in a preferred school.
The management of the Ghana Education Service has assured all students, particularly those who could not be matched with their choices during the automatic placement, parents, and the general public that all schools with vacancies have been uploaded on the portal. The schools are available for students to select from during self-placement without hitches.
The Computerized School Placement is merit-based, so parents have been cautioned not to pay money to unscrupulous persons who promise to change their schools.
Heads of Institutions are expected to begin registration and orientation from 4th December 2023.
The public has been informed that besides the National Solution Centre at the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) Hall, Adabraka, and the Regional Solution Centres at the various Regional Education Offices, they can call the helpline on 0308258001 for all concerns.
The release of the 2023 CSSPS results saw 13,042 candidates fail their placement.
The Ghana Education Service urges parents, students, and the public to cooperate and exercise patience.
By Vincent Kubi