SHS postings out ’morrow
.GES to hold press confab today
By Elvis DARKO, Accra
RELIABLE information available to The Finder indicates that barring any last-minute change, the Ghana Education Service (GES) will release the Computerised School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) posting of Senior High Schools (SHS) candidates tomorrow.
GES sources reveal to The Finder that Director-General of GES, Mr. Jacob Kor, would address a press conference today to announce the release of the placements.
However, the sources declined to provide further details of the postings.
SHSs declare 516, 867 vacancies
Senior High Schools in the country have declared 516, 867 vacancies in 832 public and private SHS, 151 technical schools and 41 new Community Day SHSs for the admission of qualified BECE candidates
The vacancies declared are 55,858 more than the number of Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates who wrote the exams which is 461,009 candidates.
It is also learnt that 41 new Community Day SHSs are available for placement by October and the number is expected to increase to 70 by December.
Regional breakdown of vacancies
The regional breakdown of the vacancies declared include Upper West - 13,747, Greater Accra - 53,817, Eastern Region - 81,442, Central - 50,931, Western - 35,050.
The rest are Ashanti - 130,512, Brong Ahafo - 51,435, Volta - 56,051 Northern - 27,447 and Upper East - 16,435.
The declared vacancies of 516, 867 is more than the 461, 009 candidates from 14,267 public and private junior high schools who took the 2016 BECE.
The vacancies have gone up because of the addition of 41 new Community Day SHSs.
The additional vacancies are expected to help CSSPS to place more candidates.
In view of the congestion is SHS across the country, the vacancies would help to decongest schools.