CSSPS School Selections Guidelines for 2021 Placement

Ghana Education Service GES

The CSSPS School Selections Guidelines for 2021 Placement is finally out. The Ghana Education Service is cautioning all heads of basic schools both public and private to take serious measures to avoid errors in the selection of schools for the 2021 School Placement. It is directing all heads of JHS to take note of the following.

The policy guidelines, which aim at ensuring the smooth placement of  Selection of Senior High Schools for BECE candidates, follow a review of last year’s placement exercise undertaken by the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service (GES).

Conditions for CSSPS School Selections Guidelines

The Ministry of Education (MoE) in line with the Ghana Education Service (GES) has released new guidelines on how schools are to be selected.

As part of measures to ensure a smooth placement of qualified BECE candidates for 2020, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has put in place the following arrangements for the information of parents/guardians/candidates and the general public.

A. Grouping of Schools

All second cycle institutions have been grouped into CATEGORIES as follows:

a. Public Second Cycle Institutions: Four groups namely Categories A, B, C, and D
b. I. All Technical and Vocational Education and Training institutions have been categorized into A, B, and C, and added to SHS/ SHTS.

B. Updates Added

I. One hundred and thirty-nine (139) TVETS institutions previously under various ministries have been added

II. Appendix 1: contains Detailed Technical and Vocational Education and Training Service (TVETS) programs

III. Appendix 2: contains detailed subjects of the Technical Programmes in the Sec/Tech. institutions

IV. Appendix 3: contains Special Boarding Schools for the Sixth (6th) Choice

V. Appendix 4: contains the list of Special Education Division (SPED) Schools

V. Sample choice: Some examples of correct and wrong choice patterns

VI. Some schools have been moved to different Categories (Recategorised)

The table below presents second-cycle institutions that have facilities for special education for the Physically Challenged and Visually-Impaired Candidates.

S/N NAME OF SCHOOL LOCATION DISTRICT REGION SUBJECT
a Okuapeman Senior High School Akropong Akuapem North Eastern Visually/Hearing Impaired
b Mampong Akuapem Senior High/Technical School Mampong Akuapem Akuapem North Eastern Hearing Impaired
c Ghana National College Cape Coast Cape Coast Metro Central Visually Impaired
d Adidome Senior High School Adidome Central Tongu Volta Visually Impaired
e Mawuli School Ho Ho Municipal Volta Visually Impaired
f Wenchi Meth. Senior High Wenchi Wenchi Municipal Bono Visually Impaired
g Sirigu Senior High School Sirigu Kasena-Nankana West Upper East Visually Impaired
h St. John’s Integrated Senior High/Technical School Tono Kasena-Nankana Municipal Upper East Hearing Impaired
i Wa Senior High School Wa Wa Municipal Upper West Visually Impaired

C. Before Selection of Schools and Programmes

Before making any selection of schools and programmes offered in these schools, parents are advised to note that all schools selected (1st to 6th) are considered in the placement of candidates.

D. Conditions for CSSPS School Selections

a. Must choose Six (6) schools (1st – 6th choices ) in all. Candidates with guidance and assistance from parents/guardians and school authorities:

b. Must select programmes and accommodation for each selected school
c. Must choose a compulsory day as 6th choice (Catchment Area School) or choose boarding School from the list of schools in Appendix 3.

d. Must list 1st 5th choices in order of preference
e. Candidates who wish to offer purely TVET Programmes must select all six(6) TVETS schools from CATEGORY A, B and C as Day or Boarding
f. Cannot choose more than one (1) School from Category A
g. Cannot select more than two (2) schools from Category B

h. May select five (5) choices from Category C and One (1) from Category D (Day) or Appendix 3 (Special Boarding)

PRIVATE SHS and PRIVATE TVET SCHOOLS are not BENEFICIARIES of FREE SHS
Candidates who desire to pursue courses in private schools should make their own arrangements with Private SHS and PRIVATE TVET.

NOTE: Regardless of the categories chosen, candidates must arrange their choices in order of preference.

Some examples of correct choice selections

Choice Aku Mensah Tetteh Adu Ayariga

1

A C

TVI (board.)

A A
(board.) (board.) (board.) (board.)

2

B C TVI B B
(board.) (day) (board.) (board.) (board)
3 C C TVI B C
(board.) (day) (day) (board.) (board)

4

C TVI TVI C B
(board.) (board.) (board.) (board.) (board.)

5

B B TVI C C
(board) (board) (board) (board) (board)

6

D(Day)

D(Day)

TVI

D(Day)

C
(day) (board)

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