Minister of Education sets up committee to review CSSPS

Education Minister

Mrs Betty Mould-Iddrisu, Minister of Education, has set up a Committee to investigate issues relating to the Computerised School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS).

The committee, which is to take a holistic look at the CSSPS and come out with recommendations regarding its review, is headed by Mr Stephen Adu, Acting Deputy Director General of the Ghana Education Service (GES).

Other members are three representatives of the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) and the Secretary is Mr Edwin Ocansey, Deputy Director at the Secondary Education Division of GES.

A statement issued in Accra on Friday by the Ministry said the Sector Minister set up the Committee after a meeting with the executives of CHASS as part of efforts to hold regular consultations with stakeholders in the education sector.

Mrs Mould-Iddrisu noted that several challenges confronted this year’s placement exercise, which resulted in several dissatisfaction by parents and students.

She called for the co-operation of Heads of institutions to forestall such challenges in future and emphasised on the 30 per cent catchment area exercise and called for its proper integration into the placement system.

The Minister of Education called on members of CHASS to assist the Ministry to address challenges facing pre-tertiary education in the country.

She appealed to the heads of second cycle institutions to organise extra tuition for the first year students to enable them cover the syllabus for the academic year.

Mr Samuel Ofori-Adjei, President of CHASS, touched on many challenges facing Senior High Schools (SHS) including inadequate infrastructure and urged members of CHASS to effectively manage their institutions.

He commended the Sector Minister for her open door policy and pledged the support of CHASS in the promotion of teaching and learning outcomes in second cycle institutions.

Mr  Ofori-Adjei urged heads of institutions to ensure proper supervision of their teachers and students.

Source: GNA

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