Following Ghana Education Service’s assurance to release the school placement shortly, President of National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Angel Carbonu, has said the SHS placement delay is amid an ongoing investigation.
In an interview monitored by AcademicWeek, Carbonu said the computer school placement delay is due to is due to an ongoing probe into the recent scandal of the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS).
The NAGRAT member indicated the could be an overhaul of the entire computerised school placement system to prevent the corrupt activities that allegedly compromised the second cycle school placement in the 2022.
“There is an investigation on a report about the placement in what 2022, and it has really shaken the foundations of certain people in authority, and they would want to put in measures to ensure that we don’t revert to that same thing.
Placement in school, why should somebody pay GH₵10,000 or GH₵20,000 to get your daughter to Wesley Girls, I am sure some of these are the things being streamlined hence the delay in placements,” the NAGRAT president stated.
As part of efforts to ensure a smooth and a free and fair placement of students who sat for 2022 BECE, Mr Carbonu suggested that the Ghana Education Service (GES) should take complete charge of the placement system.
“Placement to school should be within the ambit of the GES not the Ministry of Education. There is a certain secretariat and I wonder the relevance or importance of that secretariat, the Free Senior High School (Free SHS) Secretariat.
I wonder why we still have that secretariat because they are not teachers, they are political appointees and they are running the Free SHS but I don’t know what they do and I have a difficulty in why they are found operating in every sphere of education,” he said.