Students who wrote this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination has been placed into the senior high schools across the country, authorities of the Computerised School Selection Placement System (CSSPS) has revealed.
The CSSPS Secretariat placed 329,416 out of the 439,222 candidates who wrote this year’s examination in senior high schools (SHSs) and technical institutes (TIs) in the country.
The number which represents 75 per cent of the total number of candidates, comprised 184,474 males and 144,943 females.
According to the placement statistics made available to the media, 43 out of the 114 candidates who rewrote the BECE as private candidates were placed.
In addition, 1,352 out of the total of 2,025 re-entry candidates were also placed.
The National Coordinator of the CSSPS, Mr George Atta-Boateng, told the Daily Graphic that the remaining 109,806 candidates who wrote this year’s BECE who were yet to be placed would be placed next weekend, together with the remaining reentry candidates, as well as those who rewrote the BECE as private candidates.
“They will be placed next weekend. They will be given the opportunity to select the schools with vacancies they want to go to,” he said.
The placement exercise, he said, was a process, and added that there were many candidates who chose schools with few vacancies as well as few candidates choosing schools with many vacancies.
Meanwhile, students can check their placement details right on their mobile phones.
The details can be checked via a text message. The Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) will allow the students to see the schools they have been admitted into and the program offered.
The CSSPS is a system used by the Ghana Education Service (GES) to place qualified Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates into Senior High School (SHS), Technical Institutes (TI) and Vocational Institutes.
To receive details of your school placement: Text your index number + year of completion to short code 1060.
For instance, if you completed your exams in 2012 and your index number is 12345678910, text 1234567891012 to short code 1060 on all networks.
NOTE: Do not leave a space between the index number and the year the exam was written
Do not also type the full year as in . type