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Mixed reaction to public senior high school placements

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There have been mixed reactions between parents and students, about ongoing admissions into Public Senior High Schools in the country.

While majority of parents were unhappy with the process because their wards have been placed in day schools, which will bring financial difficulties on them, a few others were content with the process which they said had been smooth.

This came up when GBC’s Radio Ghana visited some Public Senior High Schools in Accra, to know at firsthand how the admission process had been at various institutions.  At the Accra Academy, it was the second day of orientation for First Year Green Track students.

The school had also begun registration for First Year Gold Track students, for a smooth take off come November. At the Kaneshie Secondary Technical School, KATECO, only a handful of parents were spotted going through the registration process.

Though authorities refused to speak to the media, requirements for one to go through the registration process, included provision of results slip, candidate’s placement information, placement form, passport sized photographs of parents or guardians and the prospective students as well as a copy of the student’s birth certificate, without which admission cannot take place.

Meanwhile, a parent, Wisdom Dubgor, has appealed for thorough education on the school selection process, for BECE candidates which must be done early enough, before the selection process begins.

In an interview with GBC’s Radio Ghana, he said the inability of parents to fully understand the school selection process is a major factor that has contributed to the chaos which has characterized this year’s SHS admissions.

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