Hundreds of parents and their wards throng Independence Square for school placement

Hundreds of parents and their wards throng Independence Square for school placement

- Parents and their wards converged at the independence square in Accra, to correct the anomalies in the placement of their wards

- According to them, some of their wards got the schools of their choice but were not given boarding status

- Others were sent to different regions as day students while they have no relative there

Since the computerised school placement system was launched years ago, parents have always complained about the wrong placement given to their wards.

As a result of this, most parents sometimes have to resort to middlemen to get admission into 'prominent' schools.

Most of these middlemen charge very exorbitant fees to get parents and their wards their dream schools.

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However since the coming into power of the New Patriotic Party(NPP), the Ghana Education service has put structures in place to help parents get their re-placement done.

Most parents and their wards have therefore converged at the independence square in Accra, to correct the anomalies in the placement of their wards.

Some students got the schools of their choice but were not given boarding status. Others were sent to different regions as day students while they have no one they know there.

Amidst the commotion in order to get served at the independence square one person collapsed according to 3news reports.

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Social media users have however expressed their disgust at how parents have to struggle to get placement for their.

Elorm believes we are not serious as a country

Nana believes some parents do not take the selection process serious.

Mensah was wondering if the Education minister would allow his children go through the hustle.

Augustine believes going back to the old system where schools select their own candidates

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In other news, information available to YEN.com.gh shows that a pupil-teacher in Obuasi, Richmond Nana Boison Benyenu, has defrauded a woman.

Benyenu is currently standing trial at an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly refusing to honour his promise of marrying the woman, who is yet to be identified.

He has also been charged with defrauding her of an amount of GH¢10,127, and this has left her unhappy and depressed.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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