The Ghana Education Service (GES) has today, 11th September 2019 closed the BECE / SHS Self Placement module of the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) . According to the Ghana Education Service (GES), the BECE / SHS Self Placement module is expected to be active for self placement of prospective Senior High School (SHS) students within the day on Thursday 12th September 2019.
This is mostly due to some challenges plaguing the entire Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) system as earlier reported here: BECE / SHS Placement And E-Voucher Purchase 2019 / 2020 New Directives.
Prior to the launch of this year’s Senior High School (SHS) placement system, The shear documentation of the system and direction for its use outlined on the social media pages of the Ghana Education Service (GES) could make one think there was going to be a smooth Senior High School (SHS) placement system this year. However reality on the ground is so abysmal especially with regards to a state institution of this nature.
Despite the undue collection of monies (to buy vouchers) from parents one would think a good IT firm is put to task to ensure a value for money system. Less than 24 hours after the opening of the system, Its electronic e-voucher payment system was not working as expected, to the extent where internet cafe attendants who bought in bulk where restricted to using just one. The e-voucher purchasing module had to be removed from the system, leaving people stranded as to why. In less than 24 hours after removing the e-voucher purchasing module, the self placement module is also closed till tomorrow. This is definitely undue technical challenges plaguing the system
To compound matters the assisted placement setup at the Independence Square in Accra to assist parents due to the challenges of the system was also in total chaos.
In a a letter signed by the Head of public relations unit of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Cassandra Twum Ampofo and dated 11th September 2019. The Ghana Education Service (GES) made the closure of the Senior High School self placement module known to the general public on their Facebook page. The letter read:
Management of the Ghana Education Service wishes to announce to students, parents and the general public that the School Placement Platform has been temporarily closed down.
This is to enable GES update the list of schools and programmes available on the module. The module is expected to come live on thursday 12th September 2019.
Meanwhile, all other modules on the school placement platform are live and actively working. Students, parents and the general public should therefore continue to access their placement.
Management of GES wishes to sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused to students, parents abd the general public who to access the self placement module.
Here Is The Letter
BECE / SHS Assisted Placement Centers ( Solution Centers) 2019 / 2020
If you are having issues with your BECE / SHS Placement, you can go for assisted placement at the ten (10) solution centers set up across the country.
List Of BECE / SHS Assisted Placement Centers ( Solution Centers) 2019 / 2020
- Accra – Independence square
- Volta Region and Oti Region – Mawuli Senior High School
- Ashanti Region – Kumasi Technical Institute
- Brong Ahafo Region and Bono East Region – GES regional office in Sunyani
- Western Region and Western North – GES regional office in Takoradi
- Central Region – GES regional office in Cape Coast
- Eastern Region – GES regional office in Koforidua
- Upper West Region – GES regional office in Wa
- Upper East Region – GES regional office in Bolgatanga
- Northern Region, North East and Savanna Region – GES regional office in Tamale