GES sets new date for release of 2020/21 SHS Placement, says only 494,530 candidates qualify for Placement

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The Ghana Education Service (GES) has set a new date for the release of the placement of the 2020 BECE candidates into Senior High, Technical and Vocational Schools for the 2021 Academic year.

The GES in a statement issued by its Head of Public RelationsUnit, Cassandra Twum Ampofo on February 26, 2021, said the 2020 Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) into Senior High Schools and Technical and Vocational Education and Training Schools (TVETS), will go live on Sunday, 28th February 2021.

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Number Qualified

According to the GES, out of the total number of 533,693 registered candidates , 493,530 candidates qualified to be placed.

 

Automatic Placement

The GES said a total of 343,264 qualified candidates have been automatically placed in one of their choices.

 

Self Placement

However, 151,266 qualified candidates could not be matched with any of their choices.

However, the GES indicated, all such students are therefore to do self-placement to select from available schools.

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STeps to access Placement Platform

To access the placement platform, candidates are to follow the steps below;

  1. Obtain a placement pin code from an approved vendor
  2. After obtaining a Pin Code, log onto the site www.cssps.gov.gh
  3. Enter the ten-digit index number and add 20 as the year of completion. E.g 123456789020
  4. Enter the PIN Code details (Serial Number and PIN)
  5. Click on SUBMIT and wait for placement to show up
  6. Print the form if you have been placed and visit the school to begin the admission process

 

Self Placement Module

If a student is not matched with any of their choices from the automatic placement system, they will be redirected to the self-placement Portal.

From the Portal, select a school by providing the information below;

  1. Region
  2. Residential Prefernce
  3. School
  4. Program of Choice
  5. Click on Submit
  6. Print the form and visit the school to begin the admission process

NOTE: Schoolsbselected on the self-placement portal can be changed as many times as the candidates wishes on the portal until they enrol in a school.

 

Assurance

Management of the FES assured 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.

 

National Solution Centre

The public is hereby informed that the National Solution Centre will not be set up this year due to COVID-19 . Instead, the GES call centre will be active to receive complaints and concerns.

The call centre numbers are 0900 800 700  and 030 298 7654

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