Teacher Union Raises Concerns Over Human Interference in Computerized School Selection Process, Says it’s a Threats to Free SHS
Isaac Ofori, the President of the All-Teachers Alliance Ghana (ATAG), has called for a review of the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) in Ghana.
Ofori argues that the current system is being manipulated by humans, which undermines the fairness and importance of the Free Senior High School program. He suggests that recent reports of parents complaining about the inability of their children to secure their preferred schools reveal ongoing problems in the CSSPS that need to be addressed.
Ofori highlights concerns about corruption in the system and the perception that the quota system favors wealthier students.
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He suggests that decentralizing the placement system and creating specialized quota CSSPS options for cross-regional applicants could help to increase fairness, access, and free education. Ofori concludes by calling on management to address these issues as soon as possible to ensure a problem-free placement system in the future.