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Parents stranded as they failed to register wards for SHS placement

By Kweku Antwi Jnr

Some frustrated and anxious parents and guardians of students who sat for the 2017 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) were stranded at the various premises of the Ghana Education Service (GES) cross the country as they could not register their wards for the Computerized School Selection Placement System.

The parents and guardians expressed frustrations over the numerous failed attempts to secure placement in Senior High Schools (SHS) across the country for their wards.

The parents and guardians were left in a state of confusion over placement of students into SHS as the double track system begins on Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

The GES on September 1 announced the release of the placements for prospective students in various SHSs.

The GES website thereafter advertised that, parents and their wards can access their admissions notices online.

But several parents and guardians told PrimeNewsGhana in an interview that they have not been able to access the website.

They explained that those who attempted to access the website encountered error notices or managed to get in after several failed attempts.

The Public Relations Officer the Ashanti Regional Education Directorate, Mark Ofori Amanfo, reacting to the complaints said, the government is working to overcome the Internet-based challenges.

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