The Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, will be summoned by the Education Committee of Parliament on February 11, 2023, to answer questions regarding suspected corruption in the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS).
There have been concerns raised as to how the system works following allegations that some individuals are accepting payments to alter the school placement of some students.
Dr. Clement Apaak, the Deputy Ranking Member of the Parliament’s Education Committee, stated in an interview with Citi News that the Committee wants to hear from the Education Minister about the steps he is taking to prevent future corrupt activities in the school placement process.
Dr. Apaak added that the goal is for the whole country to be aware of the investigation’s progress and outcome, as well as seeking from the Minister how to prevent this from happening again in future placement processes.
The ultimate goal, according to Dr. Apaak, is to make sure that students who qualify for placement in top-tier schools based on merit are not disadvantaged because someone is making a profit from the system.