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New Guidelines for Placement of Candidates into SHSs out

The Computerised Schools Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) has introduced new policy guidelines for the placement of candidates of this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) into senior high schools (SHSs) and technical institutes (TIs).

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

“We have received some policy guidelines from the Ministry of Education and there is a new paradigm shift from the guidelines that were implemented last year. We are the policy implementors and so whatever comes from the ministry is what we will use,” the National Coordinator of the CSSPS, Mr Mark Sasu-Mensah, told the Daily Graphic in an interview in Accra.

Challenges

He said the improved policy guidelines were developed out of the challenges encountered during last year’s placement exercise.

Giving an explanation of the guidelines, he said all second-cycle school had been grouped into public SHSs, public technical/vocational institutions, private SHSs and private technical/vocational institutions.

“Candidates must select a total of five schools in their school selection process. They must, in addition, select programmes and residential status of their choice. This is compulsory because some schools have boarding facilities, while others have provision for both day and boarding students, with others still being day or community schools,” he said, adding that “failure to follow instructions will result in the computer rejecting one’s selection”.

Guidelines

Mr Sasu-Mensah said the public SHSs are in four categories: A, B, C and D, adding that the guidelines required BECE candidates to choose only one school from Category A, which has 55 schools regarded as top institutions or popular and were oversubscribed.

He said Category B had 220 schools and candidates had the opportunity to choose two schools from the category.

Category C had 363 schools and candidates could choose up to four schools from that group, he said.

With regard to Category D, he said candidates were compelled to choose a school from that class.

“Category D is the group from which candidates must compulsorily choose a day school. In choosing a school from here, it is important for candidates to choose a day school in their catchment area. I’d like to stress that it is compulsory and every candidate has to do that.

“If you live in Madina, for example, you can choose a school like the Presbyterian Boys’ Senior High School (PRESEC), Legon because PRESEC, Legon is both a day and a boarding institution. This is irrespective of whether you have chosen PRESEC, Legon in Category A. The same applies to schools in other areas,” he said.

For the technical, vocational education and training (TVET) schools, Mr Sasu-Mensah said a candidate could choose all his five schools from that section.

He said as soon as a candidate chose an SHS from categories A, B or C, the person would have to satisfy Category D by compulsorily choosing a day school from the group.

He said after going through the process of selection, candidates would have to arrange their schools in an order of preference.

Mr Sasu-Mensah said candidates who desired to attend private schools were also free to do so.

He appealed to candidates, parents, teachers and district examination officers to be meticulous in their selection of schools, since problems encountered in the past were as a result of the wrong selections done by them.

“I beg all those who feed the choices and data of candidates into the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) system to be extra careful in their work because failure to do what was required would affect the selection done by the candidates,” he said

About 500,000 candidates from16,060 public and private basic schools from across the country will be taking part in this year’s BECE.

Source: Daily Graphic

Application for Admission into Ghana Colleges of Education 2018/2019 Academic Year

COLLEGES OF EDUCATION- GHANA

ADMISSION TO THE FORTY-SIX (46) PUBLIC COLLEGES OF EDUCATION 2018/2019 ACADEMIC YEAR

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission to the NEW FOUR YEAR BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (B.Ed)DEGREE PROGRAMME in the Forty-Six (46) Public Colleges of Education in Ghana for the 2018/2019 academic year.

Admission Requirements: Continue reading Application for Admission into Ghana Colleges of Education 2018/2019 Academic Year

Graduate Teachers Begin Indefinite Strike

Graduate teachers across the country are beginning an indefinite strike from today, April 4, 2018 to demand the payment of their salary arrears.

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) at a press conference said since 2013, their salary adjustments and promotions have not been effected and until that is done, they will not return to the classroom. Continue reading Graduate Teachers Begin Indefinite Strike

Concerned Teachers Planned strike suspended again

The Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT) has put on hold a planned nationwide strike which was due to begin today [Tuesday].

This is despite their stern threat a fortnight ago over the non-payment of their salary arrears.

.According to the Coalition, the government had failed to honour its pledges to pay the monies on two occasions. Continue reading Concerned Teachers Planned strike suspended again

Respect ban on corporal punishment – GES warns teachers

The Ghana Education Service [GES], has warned that teachers in both private and public schools who inflict Corporal punishment on students would be appropriately dealt with per the guidelines of the service. Continue reading Respect ban on corporal punishment – GES warns teachers

Concerned Teachers threaten strike again over unpaid arrears

The Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT), is threatening a nationwide industrial action if the government fails to pay teachers’ salary arrears by close of March 2018. Continue reading Concerned Teachers threaten strike again over unpaid arrears

GES Promotion Interview Sample Questions for Assistant Director 1 and 2

The Ghana Education Service

Candidates that are eligible for the ranks of Assistant Director 1 and 2 should go through the following questions.

PANEL ONE

1. Apart from formulating policies for the GES what are the other functions of the Ministry of Education? Continue reading GES Promotion Interview Sample Questions for Assistant Director 1 and 2

GES must go paperless in the application for promotion

I have watched with surprise and difficulty, this few days how my colleagues in the service due for promotion have to go through lengths to fill forms to be submitted for their promotion at the regional office. Continue reading GES must go paperless in the application for promotion

The tears of the innocent teacher is the cause of Ghana’s woes

Atanga Mathew writes..

*THE TEARS OF THE INNOCENT TEACHER IS THE CAUSE OF GHANA’S WOES*

*Maybe the long neglect and continues marginalization and unjustified victimization of the teacher who taught all professionals is the cause of Ghana’s woes* Continue reading The tears of the innocent teacher is the cause of Ghana’s woes

Nkwanta-North Director of Education sacked for embezzling GH¢68,000 of capitation grant

The District Director of Education for Nkwanta-North in the Volta Region, Mr Maxwell Gyambiby-Ashong, has been sacked from the Ghana Education Service (GES) with immediate effect.

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He was found to have embezzled GH¢68,000 of capitation grant meant for basic schools in the district.

Continue reading Nkwanta-North Director of Education sacked for embezzling GH¢68,000 of capitation grant