GES ‘deletes’ CSSPS portal to checks SHS placement

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Following the upcoming announcement of the 2021 school placement, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has removed one of the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) websites for checking secondary school placement.

The CSSPS portal https://cssps.org was introduced to the standard https://cssps.gov.gh past two years to speed the placement review procedure, however EducationWeb checks show that the site has been fully erased.

The standard https://cssps.gov.gh website, on the other hand, is now operational but under extensive maintenance to guarantee no downtimes are recorded over the following week’s monitoring of the 2021 secondary school placement.

It is unclear if the Ministry of Education (MoE) and Ghana Education Service (GES), who are in charge of computer school placement, are working on the website offline and will reactivate it later, but it is now unavailable.

Meanwhile, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, Minister of Education, has said that his ministry has worked with the Management of the Computerized School Selection and Placement System to achieve a seamless school placement this academic year.

The Education Minister said in an interview monitored by EducationWeb that the capacity of the CSSPS portals has been enhanced to handle a massive volume of traffic when the school placement results are released in March 2022.

“We have put safeguards in place to guarantee that the websites do not encounter outages when the school placements are released.” “The bandwidth of the portals has been boosted to accommodate a high volume of traffic or visits,” he told an Accra-based radio station.

The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, informed the Ghanaian Times newspaper this week that the school placement system Management would issue the school placement next week.

In an interview with the Times, the Professor said that the Education Service has already begun the selection and placement process, and that pupils would be able to verify their school placement starting next week.

The Director-General refused to provide the number of students who would be placed this year, saying, “What we are now doing is looking into attrition numbers to come up with the precise number of students that qualified for placement.”

He also informed the publication that the Management of the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) and his group are working hard to guarantee that 2021 BECE kids attend school on time.

“All qualifying prospective students will be placed to allow them to have access to Senior High School (SHS) under the government’s Free Senior High School (FSHS) policy,” said the Education Service’s Director-General.

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