2019 SHS placement: GES speaks; says self-placement site was sabotaged

2019 SHS placement: GES speaks; says self-placement site was sabotaged

- GES has stated that the chaos with the 2019 SHS placement was as a result its self-placement module being sabotaged by “bad” people

- According to authorities at the GES, the sabotage of the website caused it to be shut down temporarily

- Students were placed on merit and in accordance with the choice of school according to the GES

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has said the chaos with the 2019 senior high school (SHS) placement was as a result its self-placement module being sabotaged by “bad” people.

The Deputy Director-General in charge of Quality and Access at the GES, Dr Kwabena Tandoh, said it was for that reason the module was temporally closed down.

His comments come in the wake of complaints by some parents and their wards that they had been wrongly placed by the Computerised School Selection Placement System (CSSPS) for Senior High Schools (SHS).

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Reiterating the point that the students were placed on merit and in accordance with the choice of school, Mr Tandoh said the system was intact.

“We have put a lot in place to ensure that the sabotage won’t happen. And so as soon as we detected that there is the likelihood that something is happening, the best thing to do to protect the integrity of the system we needed to shut the system down and see where there are possibilities of sabotage, correct it and put it out there.”

He said the best thing to do since the sabotage of the sytem was to close it and rework it to serve people better.

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Meanwhile, some first year students who turned up at the Mfantsipim Senior High School (SHS) in the Central Region with their trunks and chop boxes on Sunday, September 15, 2019, with their parents were left stranded after by authorities of the school.

According to GraphicOnline.com, upon arrival at the school premises during the early hours of Sunday, they were asked to go back home.

The school's authorities claim the students who were placed in the school under the self-placement module of the Computerised School Selection Placement System (CSSPS) were wrongly placed.

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