What you must know about SHS Placement for the 2020/2021 academic year

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The Ghana Education Service (GES) has announced detailed information on the Senior High School Placement for the 2020/2021 academic year.

The information announced include; Features of Self-Placement and Self-Placement Process.

A candidate who did not get any of the choices selected through Automatic Placement should proceed to the Self-Placement portal.


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According to the Ghana Education Service, Self-Placement is a process that gives such candidates an opportunity to go into the Computerised School Selection Placement System (CSSPS) portal and select from schools with available vacancies.

Features of Self-Placement

i. Only Schools with available vacancies are displayed on the portal.

ii. Schools with vacancies will be displayed for candidates to choose based on their aggregate.

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ii. Schools shown have their location and residential options available.

iv. A candidate can change schools as many times as possible depending on available spaces.

The changes CEASE immediately a candidate enrolls in a school.

The Self-Placement Process

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A candidate logs into the system using their index number. The candidate chooses their residential preference i.e Day or Boarding.

a. If a candidate selects Boarding, all schools with boarding vacancies will be displayed.

b. If a candidate selects Day, there will be a drop down menu for the candidate to select:

i. Day within catchment area; OR

ii. Day outside catchment area

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c. The ‘Day within catchment area’ option displays only Schools with Day vacancies within 16km of the JHS the candidate attended.

d. Day outside catchment area displays all schools with day vacancies. Before the ‘Day outside catchment area’ option is effected, the candidate must confirm again if they intend to attend school outside their catchment area as a Day Student

e. Programme of choice is selected.

After successfully going through this process, Candidate then prints the Placement form and
proceeds to the school enrolment.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh


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