- 25 students of the Akropong School for the Blind have raised concerns about the delay in placing them in Senior High Schools
- According to them, they are yet to receive news on the next course of action after they wrote the BECE
- The GES has however stated that they simply need to provide their details as they have special needs
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Twenty-five blind students who have completed schooling at the Akropong School for the Blind have accused the Ghana Education Service (GES) of ‘abandoning’ them.
According to the students, they are yet to hear from GES for almost a month after it began the process of placing successful Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates into Senior High Schools (SHSs).
The students stated that the situation has caused them to doubt they would have access to the SHSs.
The placement, which was done with the aid of the Computerized School Selection Placement System (CSSPS), has been fraught with a myriad of challenges.
One of the blind students, Joseph Essien, explained that he completed in the year 2019 with an aggregate of 26 and selected his preferred schools, but is yet to be placed.
Reacting to the issue on Yen Sempa, the Public Relations Officer for the CSSPS and Free SHS Secretariat, Josberta Gyan Kwakye, explained that there are two forms of placements.
Per a report by 3news.com, she added that students of the Akropong School for the Blind have special needs and for that reason, they simply need to provide their details and they would be given the needed assistance.
In other news, two power cable thieves have been picked up by the police after a taxi driver adopted a smart strategy to cause their arrest.
According to the driver, known as Ata Asante, two men believed to be in their early twenties boarded his vehicle from Iran Clinic at Akweteman in Accra.
He added that as they drove in his vehicle, he overheard the suspects, Noah Agyei and Kwame Awazy, discussing in the Ewe language, their potential income from the sale of the cables.
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