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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.


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.


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

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.


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:


Residential preference


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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ECG disconnects Osu Police Barracks over illegal connection




ECG disconnects Osu Police Barracks over illegal connection

The national revenue mobilisation taskforce of the Electricity Company of Ghana disconnected three blocks at the police barracks at Osu in Accra due to an illegal connection (connected power directly without a metre).

The task force discovered the illegality on Tuesday while on its routine rounds to recover customer monies.

Aside from pursuing people who owe ECG debts, the task force takes advantage of the opportunity to look for illegal connections.

“Since it’s an illegal connection, we have the first right to disconnect before we deal with issues.” The manager in charge of external communications, Laila Abubakari told Citi News.

The disconnection is part of a national exercise to collect monies owed to ECG by customers and to also ascertain the condition of all meters.

“The Ghana police would have to come to ECG where a bill will be generated for them covering a period of 12 months,” she added.

She stated that power would be restored once they paid the surcharge.

“The administration block also owes, but due to security implications, we’ve spared that facility while we discuss further the amount involved. We consider the police accommodation facilities (blocks) a general facility, hence the disconnection”.

Meanwhile, the ECG Revenue Mobilization Taskforce was held hostage for about 30 minutes after they disconnected the Ghana Post Company over GH¢89,000 debt.

On Tuesday, the task force was at the premises to conduct its ongoing revenue mobilisation exercise when staff prevented it from leaving the Accra main office.

The disconnection exercise is in its second week of a month-long national exercise to recover GH5.7 billion from their books.


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Pastor closes church after winning bet




Pastor closes church after winning bet

After winning 100 million Ugandan Shillings from sports betting, a pastor in a local church in Uganda abandoned his church members by closing the church.

Explaining his motivation, the overjoyed pastor revealed that the lottery was a gift from God and a quick way to get him out of poverty, which he had been experiencing.

He also revealed that he established the church as a source of income rather than through anointing.

“I must admit I opened this church due to greed but not anointing. I saw how several pastors make money by having large crowds and making false prophecies to attract more,” he opened up.

He stated that running a church without a calling became extremely difficult, resulting in sleepless nights. Burdened with guilt, the pastor chose to close it and seek other sources of income.

“As time went on, I realized this was not right; I started having sleepless nights and I would always have weird dreams.

“Before I opened this church, everything was normal on my side. Even without money, I did not have any strange dreams. So I decided to abolish this and look for other ways of making money” he said.

The pastor stated that he tried his luck at gambling, putting a whopping Ush1 million on the line.

“I had to pay for these games and surprisingly it took me about a month to receive them. They told me they had issues with their system and the process of securing games takes time. I almost gave up and called them scammers but they contacted me with the details and wow! I went full swing and got odd of 700,” he said.

He stopped going to church after discovering that he made far more money gambling than he had ever made operating a church in his entire life.

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The Energy Ministry has not been disconnected from the power grid – ECG




The Energy Ministry has not been disconnected from the power grid - ECG

The Managing Director of Ghana’s Electricity Company, Samuel Dubik Mahama, has denied reports that the Ministry of Energy had been disconnected from the national grid due to unpaid bills for power supplied.

Mr Mahama hinted that reports of the Ministry’s disconnection are just a few of the innuendos thrown into the media sphere in an attempt to divert attention away from the power distribution company’s revenue mobilisation drive.

Mr Mahama revealed on Citi TV’s Point of View that government establishments owe 15% of the GH5.7 billion he hopes to recover within a month.

He emphatically disclosed that “The Ministry of Energy doesn’t owe us and the Ministry is exclusively on prepaid meters and that is the case with most of the MMDAs and state-owned enterprises.”

“We are not going to favour anybody and our main debtors are industry, they are not doing what they are supposed to do, and they are pretending not to know that they owe us,” Mr Mahama further lamented.

The power distribution company is currently on the ground, attempting to recover debts owed to it in order to improve its operations.

Mr Mahama also stated that the company is putting in place the necessary processes to digitalize power vending in order to increase revenue inflows and eliminate long lines at vending points.

“Hopefully, in the next month or two and with my digital process, queues will be a thing of the past because very soon consumers will be able to purchase ECG credit with their mobile devices with NFC connection.

“Very soon there will be no queues, and we are going to be customer-driven and even now postpaid customers are able to sit in the comfort of their homes to pay their electricity bill.”


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