GES invites NIB to investigate Computerized School Selection and Placement System

GES invites NIB to investigate Computerized School Selection and Placement System

An invitation from Ghana Education Service has been extended to the National Investigations Bureau to investigate allegations of corruption in this year’s Senior High School Placement process.

An allegation of some officers in the Ghana Education Service and Education Ministry taking bribes sometimes up to the tune of GHS7,000 to facilitate placement of students into their preferred schools, skipping the Computerised School Selection and Placement System(CSSPS).

According to a letter endorsed by the Director-General of the GES, Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, addressed to the NIB, he assured that, the GES will cooperate fully to uncover the truth behind these claims.

“Management of Ghana Education Service will be grateful if your office could launch a full-scale investigation into these allegations to establish their authenticity or otherwise,” the letter said.

The Education Ministry had cautioned personnel of the Computerized School Selection and Placement System that if they are found receiving bribes to place prospective first-year Senior High School students in their preferred schools they will be made to face the law when caught.

Meanwhile, the School Placement resolution centre in Accra says it has resolved about 95% of the concerns brought before it.

Nana Afrah Sika-Mensah, the Deputy Coordinator of the Free SHS Secretariat, says they also hope to resolve all outstanding issues by the end of next week.

“The numbers have reduced drastically so as it stands now, we still have to address 90 to 95 per cent of their issues. We don’t have a lot of issues.”

“If we are not able to resolve all issues by close of Friday, then probably next week, we may come around to take their issues and resolve them,” she said.

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