SHS placements for 2015 BECE candidates hang in a balance

Speaking in an interview with Pulse.com.gh, the Acting Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Education Service, Rev. Jonathan Betty said the delays in placing the students have been the cause of WAEC

 

Candidates of this year's Basic Education Certificate Examination who had hopes of receiving the Senior high schools they have been posted to today will still have to hold on for a while, authorities at the Ghana  Education Service have said.

The Computerised School Selection Placement System (CSSPS) had earlier on mentioned that parents will be able to test to know the school their wards have been posted to from this week, as preparations are far advanced towards that regard.

But, speaking in an interview with Pulse.com.gh, the Acting Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Education Service, Rev. Jonathan Betty said the delays in placing the students have been the cause of WAEC, which is yet to submit to the CSSPS, the raw scores needed for the placement exercise.

"They haven't released the placement yet, because WAEC is supposed to submit raw scores to the placement centre. It is from there that they will complete everything. We are expecting everything to be given to the placement centre this week", he added.

The West African Examination Council in August released the results of 268,812 candidates who sat for the May/June exams.  The results of 6,812 were withheld on suspicion of exams malpractice. WAEC said it was investigating the results of those candidates, and will be released after the said investigation.

Meanwhile, public and private senior high schools as well as technical institutes declared a total of 427,950 vacancies in September. More schools were yet to declare their full vacancies as at the time.

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