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The Ghana Education Service (GES) ahead of the release of the 2021 secondary school postings of candidates who sat for the 2021 BECE has cautioned the public particular students to be wary of an ongoing school placement scam.

The Service in a communique sighted by EducationWeb urged to the public to disregard an SMS message sent by some unscrupulous persons indicating they can select a preferred choice of Senior High School (SHS) for a candidate.

According to GES, it does not charge money for the computer school placement, thus parents, students and the members of the general public are advised not to make any payments or fall prey to the ongoing posting scam.

The spokesperson for the Ministry of Education (MoE), Kwasi Kwarteng Monday in an interview monitored by EducationWeb told United Television (UTV) the 2021 school placement from March 14 to 22, 2022 will be out.

He told the Accra-based local television station the 2021 computer school placement process has reached an almost final stage and that the school postings in due course will be released by the Managment in charge of the placement.

“The Management of the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS), Ghana Education Service, Ghana TVET Service and Free SHS Secretariat are working on the school placement,” the spokesman said on March 14.

In line with the Education Ministry Public Relations Officer (PRO), a staff of the Computerized School Selection and Placement System has told EducationWeb his outfit has put in place measures to ensure smooth school placement.

Among other measures, he said Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) students who had aggregate 9 in English Language or Mathematics will not be placed into any of the various public Senior High/Technical Schools.

“We don’t have a direct cut-off point for the computer school placement, the only cut-off point we have is when a student gets aggregate 9 in English Language or Mathematics he or she will not qualify for placement,” he disclosed.

The CSSPS official explained that the school placement is done based on six subjects namely; English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science, Social Studies and two additional best-performed subjects of a candidate.

“So the Computerized School Selection and Placement System policy guideline is that if you get grade 9 in English Language or Mathematics which are required to qualify you for placement, you will not get school,” he told the Web.

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