SHS placement brouhaha: IT expert ‘exposes’ weaknesses in CSSPS (Video)

A lead Information Technology (IT) technician at Project Ghana Network Solutions, Akwasi Adabo Boakye, has urged the government to provide adequate education on the Computerised School Selection Placement System (CSSPS) to parents, pupils and schools.

According to Mr Boakye, the confusion that marred the senior high school placement was due to lack of education on the placement module.

Exposing some weaknesses in the system, the IT expert stressed the need for adequate trials on the software to ensure its efficiency before implementation because of the huge number of users involved.

“Such challenges are bound to happen with a new system but this year was overwhelming, there are a lot of factors that need to be rectified for the process to be successful in the years ahead. There must be adequate education for the parents and pupils,” he said.

Mr Boakye also talked about the need to acquire world-class software to protect the CSSPS from hackers.

Speaking on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem Corruption Watch segment, Mr Boakye stressed that it was important for the government to adopt efficient measures to avoid future occurrence of such a confusion.

“GES told us the system was sabotaged but that wasn’t enough excuse because what measures did they put in place to curb such a situation?”

“We must ensure that before the placement process begins each year, there are adequate trials on the software to ensure its efficiency,” he added.


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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of EducationGhana.org, an Online Education News Blog, PoliticsGhana.com and GhanaNaija.net. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. now EducationGhana.org His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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