Double Track: Confusion Rocks Accra Placement

Massive confusion has rocked the late placement into Senior High Schools as hundreds of parents and guardians besieged the Independence Square to secure schools for their wards.

Starr News’ Daniel Nii Lartey reports that the confused and frustrated parents and guardians are considering sending their wards to private schools should they fail to secure the schools.

According to him, there is a huge presence of combined police and military personnel to ensure order.

Sixty-seven thousand, three hundred eighty-two students, according to the Education Ministry have not been placed under the Computerised School Selection Placement System (CSSPS).

The over 60, 000, students, the Education Ministry explained could not be placed because they could not be matched with any of their school choices.

A total of 423,134 out of 490,514 qualified candidates have, however, been placed.

Meanwhile, the deputy Education Minister Dr Yaw Adu Twum assured that all students who passed will be placed.

He told Starr News that efforts were underway to ensure that all the 67, 382 students are placed before the schools reopen this week.

In a separate development, several students who trooped the Northern Business School in Tamale in the Northern Region to register for the SHS double track system have been turned away by authorities of the school.

According to Starr FM’s Northern regional correspondent, Eliasu Tanko, the students being turned away are those who did self-placement.

Authorities at the school are also complaining that they have been given more students than they can admit.

A parent who spoke to Starr News said he was told to go and complete the process on the internet before his son can be admitted into the school. Some other students who spoke to Starr News were worried that their children may not gain admission.

423,134 students who have successfully made it under the 2018 Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) have been placed in various secondary schools.

Over 400,000 students are expected to begin the double track system introduced by government.

The system, which begins this September will see one set of students in school whiles others are on vacation. The students have been put on green and gold tracks with the students on green expected to start school this month while those on gold tracks resume school in November.

Reports across the country indicate that most students who are on the green track have been able to register successfully and are likely to start school by end of this week.

Source: Ghana/