After announcing the date for the commencement of the school choosing process, the Ghana Education Service (GES) said that pupils will be able to text a shortcode to confirm their school selections prior to CSSPS placement early next year.
GES stated in a statement communicated to EducationWeb.com.gh that candidates who sat for the 31st edition of the BECE for School would begin sensitization and education on school selection on Tuesday, November 23, 2021.
“Candidates, instructors, and parents should be aware that sensitization and education on this year’s rules for school selection into Senior High Schools will begin on Tuesday, November 23, 2021,” the Service said in a statement.
It said that the sensitization exercise, which will begin today, Tuesday, November 23, 2021, would take place throughout the nation in all Regional, District Education Directorates, and different public and private Junior High Schools (JHSs).
“Stakeholders should keep an eye out for infographics, short movies in 9 Ghanaian languages, flyers, and the physical presence of police in all Districts, communities, and schools to begin the sensitization process,” the press statement said.
According to the Ghana Education Service (GES), the choosing of schools by the 2021 BECE graduates will begin on Monday, November 29, 2021, and will end on Tuesday, December 14, 2021.
GES has urged parents and guardians to take an active role in the upcoming Senior High School selection process in order to guarantee a smooth Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) placement this year.
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They have also been asked to allow their children to choose Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) schools in their own best interests during the 2021 school selection procedures.
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“Parents should not compel their children to attend schools like Prempeh College, but rather encourage their children who are interested in technical or vocational education to attend TVET institutions,” stated COTVET Executive Director.