- The Ghana Education Service has announced that the 2023 school selection and placement and sensitisation exercise will start on September 11 and end on September 22, 2023
- The GES said the exercise would be led by officers from GES Headquarters, CSSPS and Free SHS Secretariat
- The GES said the aim of the exercise is to educate participants on the use of the computerised school selection and placement system
The Ghana Education Service (GES) has released the date for the start of the 2023 school selection and placement sensitisation exercise.
In a statement, the GES disclosed that the exercise will occur from Monday, September 11, 2023, to Friday, September 22, 2023.
"The exercise will involve officers from GES Headquarters, CSSPS and Free SHS Secretariat who will be visiting various regions to conduct the training exercise," the statement announced.
GES releases list of officers to take part in the sensitisation
According to GES, the following officers are to be part of the participants to be trained for the sensitisation exercise:
- Regional Director
- Chief Inspector of Schools
- Free SHS Coordinator
- Examination Officer
- Public Relation Officer
- Deputy Director
- Supervision and Monitoring Examination Officer
- Public Relations Officer
Aim of the sensitisation
The aim of the exercise, according to the GES, is to educate participants on the use of the computerised system for the 2023 school selection process.
The CSSPS has been implemented to ensure that all qualified students are placed in suitable senior high schools (SHS) based on their academic performance and choice of schools.
According to the GES, the CSSPS is an efficient and effective way of ensuring students are placed in schools that match their academic performance and interests.
"The sensitisation exercise is therefore crucial in ensuring that all stakeholders are aware of the process and how it works," the statement said.
GES postpones reopening date for SHS one students
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh has reported that the Ghana Education Service announced a new reopening date for continuing first-year students in Senior High and Senior High Technical Schools.
The reopening date has now been set for September 25, 2023, from the earlier date of September 18, 2023.
Prince Agyemang-Duah, Acting Director in Charge of Schools and Instructions at the GES, has said in a statement that parents and guardians should take note and prepare accordingly.
Osafo-Maafo calls for "Presbyterian Discipline" to be returned to schools
In other news, Yaw Osafo-Maafo recently called on the Presbyterian Church of Ghana to do more to instil its time-tested discipline at all its schools.
The presidential advisor said the advantages of Presbyterian training and discipline for the nation are enormous.
Osafo-Maafo made the comments when he addressed the 23rd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana on behalf of Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.
Free SHS blamed for rising indiscipline in schools
The politician and educationist noted that in the past, parents actively helped school administrators to manage and enforce discipline but that is not the case now.
His comments follow recent incidents of violence and indiscipline on campuses across the country.
Not long ago, Wa Technical Institute in the Upper West Region grabbed news headlines after a housemaster was assaulted by a student.
Teachers at the second-cycle technical school threatened to leave campus unless the student was dismissed.
But the headmaster of the school, Saaka Adams, intervened and urged the teachers, as well as some parents who stormed the campus after the chaos ensued, to calm down.
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