The senior high school (SHS) placement for junior high school (JHS) students, who wrote the 2023 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) has been released by the Ghana Education Service (GHS).
It was released Tuesday morning [November 28, 2023] at 9am.
Parents, students, teachers, and the public can now check from the Computerised School Selection Placement System (CSSPS) portal to know their various placements.
Out of the total number of 598,839 results received from West African Examination Council (WAEC), 585,797 candidates qualified to be placed.
A total of 477,772 (81.56%) have automatically been placed in one of their choices.
This is a significant improvement compared to last year's, with over 100,000 more students placed.
However, 108,025 (18.44%) qualified candidates could not be matched with any of their choices, the Ghana Education Service said in a press statement signed and issued by the Head of Public Relations Unit, Cassandra Twum Ampofo.
"All such students are, therefore, to do Self-Placement to select from available schools," the GES added.
Find a copy of the GES statement announcing the release below
RELEASE OF 2023 SCHOOL PLACEMENT
The Ghana Education Service announces to parents, students and the general public that the 2023 Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) into Senior High Schools and Technical and Vocational Education and Training Schools (TVET) has gone live today, 28 November 2023.
Out of the total number of 598,839 results received from WAEC, 585,797 candidates qualified to be placed.
A total of 477,772 (81.56%) have automatically been placed in one of their choices. This is a significant improvement compared to last year's, with over 100,000 more students placed. However, 108,025 (18.44%) qualified candidates could not be matched with any of their choices.
All such students are, therefore, to do Self-Placement to select from available schools. To access the placement platform, candidates are to follow the steps below:
Obtain a placement pin code from an approved vendor.
Log onto the site www.cssps.gov.gh
Enter the ten-digit index number and add 23 as the year of completion.
Enter the pin code details (serial number and pin) v Click on submit and wait for placement to show up ~ Print your enrolment form, placement slip, and prospectus
SELF PLACEMENT MODULE
If a student is not matched with any of his/her choices from the automatic placement system, he/she will be redirected to the Self-Placement Portal. From the portal, select a school by providing the information below:
• Residential preference
• Programme of choice
• Click on submit
• Print the form and visit the school to begin the admission process
Note: Schools Selected on Self-Placement Portal can be changed as many times as the candidate wishes on the portal until they enroll in a school.
Management of Ghana Education Service wishes to assure all students, especially those who could not be matched with their choices during the automatic placement, parents and the general public that all schools with vacancies have been uploaded on the portal for students to select from during self-placement without hitches.
The Computerized School Placement is merit-based, so parents are cautioned not to pay money to unscrupulous persons who promise to change their schools.
Heads of Institutions are to begin registration and orientation from 4th December 2023.
The public is also informed that apart from the National Solution Centre at the GNAT Hall, Adabraka and the Regional Solution Centres at the various Regional Education Offices, they can also call our helpline on 0308258001 for all concerns.