GES cautions public against SHS placement scam

Adwubi Wiafe
Adwubi Wiafe
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The Ghana Education Service (GES) has issued a warning to the public against those who might con parents and guardians by promising to enroll their wards in their top senior high schools.

This was stated in a press release issued by the GES on January 29, 2023, ahead of the opening of the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) portal.

The CSSPS is the only mechanism utilized by the Ghana Education Service (GES) to enroll qualifying Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates in Senior High Schools (SHS), Technical Institutes (TI), and Vocational Institutes across the nation.

In order to discourage others from participating in the annual event, parents and guardians have been requested to be on the watch for such dishonest people and assist in reporting them to the nearest police station for further prosecution.

Management strongly cautions the general public NOT to fall prey to deceitful persons that may approach them to pay money for a place in SHS. Such persons are to be reported immediately to the Police.

Additionally, it cautioned parents to be wary of false information that could deceive them into falling for placement scams and recommended the public to contact GES through its proper channels if they had any questions or concerns.

We also advise the general public to beware of fake news portals and instead follow GES official social media handles; Facebook (, Twitter (@gheduservice), Instagram (@gheduservice) and website ( for credible information. The Ghana Education Service (GES) remains committed to ensuring a smooth, merit based SHS placement process under the established guidelines and looks forward to your full cooperation,” the statement further assured.

Story written By: Adwubi Wiafe Akenteng|


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