Ghana to review computerised school system
GOVERNMENT| Dec. 20, 2011, 8:20 a.m.
The Ghana government will review its computerised schools placement system, due to dissatisfaction over the system.
The Computerised School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) is intended to help assess and allocate Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates to suitable senior high schools, technical institutes and vocational institutes.
However, it has been criticised by parents and educators, with some describing the system as flawed and confusing.
Betty Mould-Iddrisu, Minister for Education, has set up a Committee to investigate issues relating to the CSSPS.
The committee, which is to take a holistic look at the CSSPS and come out with recommendations regarding its review, is headed by Stephen Adu, Acting Deputy Director General of the Ghana Education Service (GES).
A statement issued by the Ministry said the Sector Minister set up the Committee after a meeting with the executives the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS).
Mould-Iddrisu noted that several challenges confronted this year’s placement exercise, which resulted in dissatisfaction by parents and students.
She called for the co-operation of heads of institutions to forestall such challenges in future.
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