The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Dr Eric Nkansah says his outfit any moment from today will release the computer school placement of students who sat for the 2022 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
An official of the Ministry of Education who confirmed the report to AcademicWeek.com said adequate measures have been put in place to ensure smooth and free and fair computer school placement of all 2022 BECE graduates.
After the release of computerised placement, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has recommended that prospective students use Google’s Chrome browser to check their school placement at the computerised school placement portal
However, based on our experience with the computerised school selection and placement portal (CSSPS), we think the Mozilla Firefox browser is suitable to choose your own school during the computer school placement release.
We endorse the Mozilla Firefox browser over Google’s Chrome because the former unlike the latter will save you from connection timeouts which delay your chances of selecting your preferred school at the self-placement module.
A server connection timeout happens when the CSSPS portal server is taking too long to reply to a data request made from your computer due to huge traffic, the self-school placement is a nationwide exercise so you can just imagine.
For better results, use a computer that supports the latest version of Mozilla Firefox or Chrome web browser. Also, note that doing the self-placement on your smartphone won’t be ‘smart’ so visit an internet cafe to start the whole process.
In a related development, the Parliament Education Committee has asked the Ghana Education Service to extend the February 20, reporting day for 2022 BECE graduates to seek admission at their various placed second-cycle schools.
Speaking on Citi FM’s EyeWitness News monitored by AcademicWeek, Ranking Member on the Education Committee, Peter Nortsu-Kotoe said the call for the reporting date extension is amid the delay in the release of the school placement.
He also said the February 20, 2023 date for first-year students to report to school will only disrupt the already stressed academic calendar which is in transition to return to the usual September to July instead of the current January to December.
“It is going to affect the 2023 school academic calendar because even February 20 is not feasible, and I am of the view that the reopening date should be on March 1, 2023,” the member of the Parliament Education Committee said.
He said the prospectus of students varies with respective schools thus ample time should be given to enable parents to raise the necessary funds to buy the needed item for their wards who will be starting their second-level education.
“What you will purchase and need to take to the school depends on the school the student will be attending, and I will advise that time should be given to give parents some relief.” Peter Nortsu-Kotoe said on the EyeWitness News show.