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GES releases SHS placement; first-years to report to school on Feb 20

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The Ghana Education Service (GES) has released school placement for graduates of the 2022 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) into Senior High Schools and Technical, Vocational, Education and Training (TVET) schools across the country.

At a press conference in Accra on Wednesday, February 15, the GES said out of the 547,329 registered pupils, 538,399 candidates qualified to be placed in the various SHSs across the country.

372,780 candidates, representing 69.24% have also automatically been placed into various schools.

The GES further stated that 165,601 candidates who could not be matched with their school choices will have to do self-placement.

The Director General of the Ghana Education Service, Dr. Eric Nkansah also told the media that first-year students are expected to report to school on February 20 for their admission processes to begin.

“So, from February 20, 2023, students can report to the schools for registration and possible orientation for academic work to commence on February 27, 2023”.

He urged the public not to “fall prey to deceitful persons that may approach them to pay money for placement in SHSs.”

Read the GES’ full statement below;

Press Conference on the Release of Computerized School Placements 2023 by GES and TVET Service on Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Good morning members of the press, and colleague Directors and staff herein present. I welcome you all to this joint press briefing by the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the TVET Service. We are profoundly grateful to you for honouring this invitation, even at very short notice. We invited you here to brief you on the Computerized School Placement of candidates that completed in 2022.

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) released the BECE results on January 25, 2023. As has been the norm, the Service took delivery of the results data and began preparing for the Placement.

STATISTICS

Out of the 547,329 registered candidates, 538,399 candidates qualified to be placed. A total of 372,780, representing 69.24 percent (69.24%) of the qualified students, have automatically been placed in one of their choices.

However, 165, 619 qualified candidates representing 30.76 percent, could not be matched with any of their choices. All such students are, therefore, to do Self–Placement to select from available schools.

STEPS TO ACCESS THE PLACEMENT PLATFORM

To access the placement platform, candidates are to follow the steps below:

Obtain a placement pin code from an approved vendor.

After obtaining a pin code, log onto the site www.cssps.gov.gh

Enter the ten-digit index number and add 22 as the year of completion. E.g., 123456789022

Enter the pin code details (serial number and pin)

Click on submit and wait for Placement to show up

Print the form if you have been placed and visit the school to begin the admission process.

SELF-PLACEMENT MODULE

If candidates are not matched with any of their choices from the automatic placement system, they will be redirected to the Self-Placement Portal. From the portal, select a school by providing the information below:

Region

Residential preference

School

Programme of choice

Click on Submit

Print the form and visit the school to begin the admission process

Note: Schools Selected on Self-Placement Portal can be changed as many times as the candidate wishes on the portal until they enroll in a school.

REPORTING DATE

Per the 2023 Academic Calendar, the first-year students are to report to school on February 20, 2023. So, from February 20, 2023, students can report to the schools for registration and possible orientation for academic work to commence on February 27, 2023.

PAYMENT OF MONIES

We strongly caution parents and guardians to be on the alert for unscrupulous individuals who may approach them to pay any amount of money for their wards’ Placement. Such persons are to be immediately reported to the Police or GES.

SCHOOL PROSPECTUS

We are also advising the heads of all the schools to stick to the approved prospectus. On the other hand, we also urge parents to cooperate with the school authorities during and after the admission process.

GRIEVANCE REDRESS MECHANISMS

Solution centres have been set up at all the Regional Education offices. At the National level, the solution centre will be set up at the GNAT Hall, Adabraka.

The GES call centre has been set up with well-trained staff to address your concerns.

The call centre number is 030 2987654

Our social media handles are also available for individuals to report any grievances. Our staff will respond as soon as practicable.

On this note, may I take the opportunity to announce that the 2023 Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) for Senior High Schools and Technical and Vocational Education and Training Schools (TVETS) site will be going live any moment from now.

Source:pulse.com

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9 killed, several others injured in an accident at Ho

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Officials at the Ho Teaching Hospital said that 32 people were admitted for injuries incurred, with 9 dying as a result of their injuries. Amos Jah, the Public Relations Officer of Ho Teaching Hospital, said that the injured patients are receiving medical attention and making progress in their rehabilitation.

A terrible accident occurred at the base of Galenkui Mountain in Ho, claiming the lives of nine people, including babies.

The terrifying occurrence occurred as a 207 Benz was transporting goods and passengers from Abotoase to Sogakofe.

The car encountered brake failure while descending the mountain, culminating in a collision with a Zoomlion garbage truck.

Initial reports verified seven fatalities at the disaster scene, including newborns and children.

Following that, Mary Dzifa, a nurse at Ho Municipal Hospital, informed Citi News that roughly ten children had died in the disaster.

“I was at our facility yesterday, November 22, when a car rushed in with dead and injured children and injured adults, especially men. Some were attended to at the facility, and the rest who were severely injured were taken to the Ho Teaching Hospital. The dead children will be about 10.”

Officials at the Ho Teaching Hospital said that 32 people were admitted for injuries incurred, with 9 dying as a result of their injuries.

Amos Jah, the Public Relations Officer of Ho Teaching Hospital, said that the injured patients are receiving medical attention and making progress in their rehabilitation.

“I received a call from a friend yesterday who was going back to town and that he saw the accident, so I quickly informed the nurses to be on alert. Some were brought in with pickups, ambulance, tricycles; the situation was very bad, some had broken limbs, some heads almost being severed, some were bleeding from all parts of the body. After two hours, we were able to calm the situation down.”

“We had a total of 30 accident victims brought here. Two others were brought from the Municipal Hospital this morning, making it 32 in all. My information is that we lost 9 of them, 4 are kids and 5 are adults. For the kids, three were brought in dead. Those injured are responding to treatment.”

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This was avoidable – Bonaa on fatal clashes in Nkwanta

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The Oti Regional Security Council (REGSEC) will host an emergency security meeting today, Wednesday, November 22, in response to the Nkwanta riots. Regional Minister Joshua Gmayenaam Makubu, appearing on the Ghana Tonight show on TV3 on Tuesday November 21, verified the number of dead and described the pandemonium as "ethnic clashes."

Dr Adam Bonaa, a security expert, has requested the Oti Regional Minister to restrict all public events in Nkwanta in response to the riots that have taken eight lives.

The fights, in his opinion, were avoidable.

“The Regional Minister and his men must make certain that this never happens again.” This was avoidable, yet 8 people died as a result,” he remarked on TV3’s Ghana Tonight on Tuesday, November 21.

He further suggested that “It is important to suspend all public activities that are likely to take place by the two factions, this is the surest way of letting them know that there is an authority within Nkwanta and the region.”

The Oti Regional Security Council (REGSEC) will host an emergency security meeting today, Wednesday, November 22, in response to the Nkwanta riots.

Regional Minister Joshua Gmayenaam Makubu, appearing on the Ghana Tonight show on TV3 on Tuesday, November 21, verified the number of dead and described the pandemonium as “ethnic clashes.”

“Tomorrow we are going to have an emergency security meeting again, ” he further said.

He also disclosed that there had been conflicts in town two weeks earlier between members of two tribes, Adele and Akyode.

Following the conflicts, the Minister of the Interior, Ambrose Dery, acted on the advice of the REGSEC and via Executive Instrument to impose a curfew on Nkwanta township.

The curfew will be in force from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 21.

On Tuesday, November 21, an attacker opened fire in the town’s central market area.

Several people have been murdered and others have been injured as a result of the incident.

The Oti Regional Security Council dispatched officers to the region to handle the situation.

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“Government wishes to appeal to all to exercise restraint and to use the established mechanisms for the resolution of all their conflicts and disputes.

“Meanwhile, the Government will like to reiterate that, there is a ban on all persons in Nkwanta Township and its environs from carrying arms, ammunition or any offensive weapons and any persons found with any arms or ammunition will be arrested and prosecuted,” the Minister said.

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I never indicated my house was sold – Speaker of Parliament

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However, the Lands Commission claimed in a statement that "at no time did the Lands Commission sell the said property to a private developer." However, in a recent meeting with civil society organisations, the Speaker emphasised that his official house was on the verge of being turned over to a developer except for the intervention of the Lands Commission.

Alban Bagbin, the Speaker of Parliament, has categorically rejected selling his official house to a private developer.

He then stated that his home was “almost sold” to a private developer.

The Speaker of Parliament recently revealed that his Accra home was sold to a private developer while he was still living there.

He said this only came to light when the developer went to the Lands Commission to register the land on Monday at the Speaker’s Breakfast Forum in Accra.

However, the Lands Commission claimed in a statement that “at no time did the Lands Commission sell the said property to a private developer.”

In a recent meeting with civil society organisations, the Speaker emphasised that his official house was on the verge of being turned over to a developer except for the intervention of the Lands Commission.

“I didn’t say my residence was sold. That was not what I said. This was just a comment in passing when I said it was almost sold but luckily, I was in possession. And I said it was when they went to Lands Commission that they realised from the search that it was the residence of the Speaker,” Alban Bagbin clarified.

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