Educationists call for thorough evaluation of computer placement system

| Updated Sep 06, 2017 at 4:16pm



An Educationist, Dr. Kwabena Bampah Tandoh, says the Ghana Education Service and the Computerised School Selection and Placement System should do a thorough evaluation of their operations to avoid some of the current challenges with placement of JHS candidates in Senior High Schools.

He said a system which has run for over ten years, must not experience the challenges it is saddled with.

Speaking on GBC`s Current Affair Programme ‘Focus,’ Dr Tandoh said the situation where some candidates were not placed in any of their four choice schools is because most of them chose schools considered to be first class schools.

Dr. Tandoh said the GES must severely sanction any headmaster who admits students without the system placing them.

The Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Education Service, Rev. Jonathan Betteh said 92 percent of candidates have been placed under the system.

He said if by the close of Thursday’s deadline some of the candidates are not able to select their schools online, they will still have the opportunity to do so.

Rev. Betteh said no candidate will be denied the opportunity of the free SHS policy.

Meanwhile, Tuesday Deputy Minister in charge of Secondary Education, Dr. Yaw Adu Twum allayed the fears of parents and students who were worried about the deadline for the registration of new SHS students.

A lot of parents were at the Ministry out of frustration over their inability to place their wards.

The Deputy Minister gave indication that all is set for a smooth take off of the free SHS policy.

According to him, the Education Minister is in talks with the National Food Buffer Stock Company to provide schools with the food they require.