BY: News Desk | Voltaonlinegh.com |
Prospective SHS students will now have the option to select as many as 11 Senior High/TVET schools during the 2023 computerised school selection and placement exercise, Volta Online has gathered.
This marks a departure from the previous system, where each prospective student was entitled to select only six schools during the school selection exercises in previous years.
Sources familiar with the development have indicated that the Ghana Education Service and the Free SHS Secretariat are introducing this new school selection process to address challenges associated with self-placement and other issues that arise when placements are released.
Under the new arrangement, candidates who have recently completed the Basic Education Certificate Examination will be required to complete two sets of school selection forms. The first set will include their initial six school choices, while the second set will include an additional five school choices. This means that candidates will have a total of eleven schools to select, and these five additional choices must differ from the initial six.
Cape Coast based ATL FM reported that Katakyie Kwame Opoku Agyemang, the Free SHS Coordinator in the Central region, confirmed the new policy during an interview. He stated that JHS graduates will still select the same six schools as they did last year but are now required to choose an additional five schools, bringing the total to eleven. Importantly, the additional five schools must not overlap with the first set of six schools.
“In other words, one cannot choose the same schools in both sets,” the official stated. He also added that parents are expected to accompany their wards to their respective schools to be sensitised about the new school selection process.
Furthermore, the official confirmed that the timeline for the school selection exercise for prospective students will be from September 18 to 22, 2023.