Managers of the Computerized School Selection Placement System say students who wrote this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination will be placed in their respective Senior High Schools next week.
According to them, all candidates who passed can check their respective placement online after the system operations has been completed.
Mr. Kwasi Anokye, Systems Administrator of the CSSPS, blamed WAEC for the delay in this year’s placement. He indicated that WAEC had unduly delayed in submitting the raw scores of students to enable the system complete the placement exercise.
In an interview on local TV station TV3, Mr. Anokye said, “There were some outstanding [results of] students that WAEC was working on. As I talk to you now, there are some of them that have been released to the System and to our office.”
He added that some of the CSSPS has received some of the scores and is awaiting the remaining, noting that the CSSPS will release the placements of candidates whose raw scores they have if WAEC fail to provide the data by the start of next week.
The results of candidates who took the exams earlier this year was released in August will over 6,000 being withheld over suspicions of examination malpractice and pending investigation.
He said the selection and placement process is not cumbersome, saying “It’s a very short process. If we should have gotten all the data today, by tomorrow, the report would have been out”.
“Very soon we are going to start with our placement and by next weekend parents will be able to test to know the school their wards have been posted.”
He said the delay would not affect the efficiency of the system of selection as some have claimed, saying “it will not be a matter of we are in a hurry or fast-track anything. The same process; the number of hours we use for theselection and placement is going to be same thing that we are going to do this year.”
He indicated that the placement would be in batches. “This is so because we will have certain students whose raw marks will not even be able to let them be in the four schools that they themselves have chosen,” he said.
Such students, Mr. Anokye said, would be placed later when further vacancies are created in the schools they chose.
That notwithstanding, he said, all the candidates would be placed before the students report to their various schools for academic work to begin.
Meanwhile, public and private senior high schools as well as technical institutes declared a total of 427,950 vacancies in September. More schools were yet to declare their full vacancies as at the time.
Credit: 233livenews with additional information from TV3 Network