The Ghana Education Service (GES) is introducing a new procedure for the placement of JHS graduates into Senior High Schools.
The National Examination Officer of GES, Richard Ayitey who disclosed this to GBC’s Radio Ghana in Sunyani said the new process, dubbed ‘Self Placement Module’ will give all students who are not able to access computer placement the opportunity to re-select available schools of their choice for placement.
The GES under the Ministry of Education has been faced with some concerns, since the Free SHS and the Double Track system was introduced.
The ministry says it is not relenting in its efforts to ensure that the program becomes successful.
Introduction of the ‘Self Placement Module’ is one of such moves to correct the anomalies.
Interacting with GBC’s Radio Ghana in Sunyani, the National Examination Officer at the GES, Richard Ayitey explained that, the idea is to ensure every Ghanaian child with the Basic Education Certificate have access to the free SHS system.
He also enumerated the schools to be chosen by the JHS candidates who fall within this category.
In addition, the Director in-charge of Private Secondary Schools at the GES, Kenneth Abitey also revealed the GES’s plans to reserve 30 percent of its total vacancies for category A schools, for public school graduates.
The GES is appealing to parents, guardians and teachers to guide students throughout the process of selecting schools of their choice to avoid placement disappointments.