The school placement cut-off point has been declared by the management of the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS), as it prepares to unveil the 2021 school postings of candidates who took the BECE last year.
A CSSPS staff member told EducationWeb on Friday that while there is no clear cut-off point for school placement, his institution will not put BECE pupils who scored a 9 in English Language or Mathematics this year.
“We don’t have a direct cut-off point for the computer school placement, the only cut-off point we have is when a student gets aggregate 9 in English Language or Mathematics he or she will not qualify for placement,” he disclosed.
According to a CSSPS official, school placement is determined by a candidate’s performance in six areas: English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science, Social Studies, and two extra best-performed subjects.
“So the Computerized School Selection and Placement System policy guideline is that if you get grade 9 in English Language or Mathematics which are required to qualify you for placement, you will not get school,” he told the Web.
When asked what steps his institution has taken to ensure a smooth school placement process this year, the CSSPS official indicated the school placement platform has been improved to handle a large volume of traffic.
“The 2021 BECE graduates this year will use only https://cssps.gov.gh to check their secondary school placement. We can assure the students and public that there will be no downtime during the school checking process,” he noted.
The Ministry of Education’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Kwasi Kwarteng, said on national television on Monday that the 2021 Senior High School placement process has reached a final stage and will be released as soon as possible.
The spokesman said the School Selection and Placement System, Ghana Education Service, Ghana TVET Service, and Free SHS Secretariat are all working together on the students’ school placements in an interview with EducationWeb.
BECE students, parents, and members of the general public should expect provisional school placement results to be released between now and March 21, 2022, according to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Education.
When asked how many 2021 students will be placed this year to benefit from the Free SHS, the Deputy Spokesman for the Ministry of Education, Yaw Opoku Mensah, said his department is working to place all students who took the exam.
Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, announced last week that all qualified pupils will be placed in the Free SHS program, allowing them to get a free secondary school education.