20October2014

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CSSPS Described As Best Mode Of Selection Into SHS

The National Coordinator of the Computerised School Selection and Placements System, CSSPS, George Atta Boateng says despite challenges facing the system, it should be allowed to be the main mode of admission into S.H.S.

He said the system is efficient, cost effective and less stressful hence all must assist to perfect it.

Speaking on GTV’s Current Affairs Programme ‘Talking Point’, Mr Atta Boateng said delays are sometimes encountered because heads of S.H.S have to update the CSSPS on available vacancies in the course of the placement.

The President of the Conference of Head of Assisted Senior High Schools who is also the Headmaster of Accra Academy, Samuel Ofori Adjei said the system has reduced the burden of heads of schools that previously had to travel to regional GES Officers to pick cards of students who have selected their schools.

He said some schools have as many as 6,000 qualified candidates when they can admit just a little over 1,000.

A parent, Kwaku Aduful Essel, expressed worry about the frustration some parents go through due to delays in placing their wards.

He however commended the GES for introducing the CSSPS and called on management of the system to put in the necessary measures to address the challenges.

Source: GBC