As part of a series of reviews in the Computerised Schools Selection and Placement System (CSSPS), the Ministry in Charge of Education (MoE) has similarly reviewed this academic year’s Senior High Schools selection process.
The National Coordinator for the Computer Placement System, Mark Sasu Mensah in a discussion monitored by AcademicWeek said 2023 BECE graduates are expected to select from 6 to 11 second-cycle schools.
“This year there has been a review in connection with the school selection and placement. This year we have about 928 schools in the school registers. The school selection registers have been printed and given out to all heads of schools
They are supposed to select the initial 6 and the last 5. In the initial 5, there are the category A schools. We have 92 schools comprising the STEM schools which are 5, 34 schools for the TVET and the rest are for the Senior High and Technical Schools. You are supposed to choose only 1 school from Category A,” the CSSPS official said.
Explaining the categories of the schools he said “In category B we have 260 schools, the maximum you can choose from this category is 2. In that category too we have 34 TVET schools the rest are senior high and technical schools.
“The category C, we have 574. 154 of them are Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and the rest are Senior High and Technical Schools. The maximum that you can choose from that is 5.”
Mark Sasu Mensah also added that 2023 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) graduates seeking to enter the second cycle schools are required to select one Day school in category D which mainly comprises Day schools.
There is also category D. This includes all the 928 schools that we have in Ghana. This is because every school has a day and boarding.
“Therefore you are required to choose a school 16km radius within your catchment area. So, you must select 1 compulsory day school. Or all the schools in the appendix which are called special boarding schools.
This is because, in the last three years, there have been schools that still have vacancies even after all the placements are done,” the Computerised Schools Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) National Coordinator said.