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INFOGRAPHIC: GES Releases Update On School Placement Procedures

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The Ghana Education Service has released an update on how Junior High School Graduates who are awaiting their school placements can go about the self-placement procedures should they miss out on all their school choices.

On the official Facebook page of the Ghana Education Service, they wrote:

Whiles you patiently wait for the release of Placement, feed yourself with #Facts about this year’s #Computerized #School #Placement.
What you need to know 👇👇👇
Question 1
I missed out on all my five Choices, what do I do????

May be an image of text that says 'Ghana Education Service (GES) What you must know on Placement A candidate who did not get any of the choices selected through Automatic Placement should proceed to the Self-Placement portal. Self-Placement is a process that gives such candidates an opportunity to go into the CSSPS portal and select from schools with available vacancies @gheduservice @gheduservice ges official'

May be an image of text that says 'Ghana Education Service (GES) Features of Self-Placement Only Schools with available vacancies are displayed on the portal. ii. Schools with vacancies will be displayed for candidates to choose based on their aggregate. iii. Schools shown have their location and residential options available. iv. A candidate can change schools as many times as possible depending on available spaces. The changes CEASE immediately a candidate enrols in a school. @gheduservice @gheduservice ges official'May be an image of text that says 'Ghana Education Service (GES) The Self-Placement Process A candidate logs into the system using their index number. The candidate chooses their residential preference i.e Day or Boarding. If a candidate selects Boarding, all schools with boarding vacancies will be displayed. b. If candidate selects Day, there will be a drop down menu for the candidate to select: i. Day within catchment area; OR ii. Day outside catchment area ges.g @gheduservice @gheduservice ges official'May be an image of text that says 'Ghana Education Service (GES) The Self-Placement Poces c. The 'Day within catchment area' option displays only schools with Day vacancies within 16km of the JHS the candidate attended. d. Day outside catchment area displays all schools with day vacancies. Before the 'Day outside catchment area' option is effected, the candidate must confirm again if they intend to attend school outside their catchment area as a Day Student e. Programme of choice is selected. After successfully going through this process, Candidate then prints the Placement form and proceeds to the school enrolment. @gheduservice @gheduservice ges official'

However, The Ghana Education Service (GES) says preparations are ongoing for the release of the computerized school placement for the 2020/2021 academic year.

In a press release sighted by, Head of Public Relations Unit at GES, Cassandra Twum Ampofo explained that the delay for the release is due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

Giving further details, the release said “management is setting up call centres across the country and other appropriate alternative measures to resolve all placement related issues.”

She gave the assurance that GES is “committed to ensuring a smooth, merit-based SHS placement process under established guidelines.


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