1,000s of Self Placements Canceled Without Explanations | Parents, Guardians, and students who did take advantage of the self-placement system have had their hopes of secondary school education dashed by the GES.Â
All the GES has done is to come out with a Memo apologizing to students, parents and theÂ general public.
It said in an attached message to the press release on its officialÂ Facebook handle that
âAll students who did self-placement between 9th and 11th September should go back to the self-placement module to select a school. Management sincerelyÂ apologizesÂ for the inconveniences caused to students, parents and theÂ general public.â
Why should students and parents suffer dues to anÂ inefficientÂ portal owned byÂ government?Â
1000s of Self Placements Canceled Without Explanations – Ges Self Placement System
One question on the minds of Ghanaians is canât the tech officers of the GES retrieve the data captured by their system on the 9th and 11th September?Â
What was the problem? Should students suffer from the inefficient system introduced at theÂ expenseÂ of the taxpayer?Â
Many students and parents traveledÂ acrossÂ the country to their various schools onlyÂ to beÂ told they should go and redo the self-placement.Â
Not only was precious time lost, but parents and their wards risked their lives travelling long distances and suffered financial losses in terms of transportation cost.Â
GESâs Inefficient Placement Portal Frustrates Parents
In an interview withÂ websaet.com, a parent who got her child placed at 2:00 am on 11th September could not hide her frustration and anger.
She felt very cheated and disrespected as she went to the Western Region onlyÂ to beÂ asked to come and do another self placement.Â
Other students who trooped toÂ cafesÂ nearby lamented bitterly because, they virtually spentÂ the wholeÂ day and night at the internetÂ cafeÂ to get placed and could not come to terms with ithe news that they had to redo the self placement.Â
âI spent my savings of GHS100.00 to travel to Anum Presby Senior High onlyÂ to beÂ told, my name is not there, how?â one student asked.
sadly, many got home and acessed the schools available but could not get a âgoodâ school to choose from.
At the timeÂ of this publication, only schools in the Volta region were available for those interested in enjoying boarding facilities.Â
For those in Accra seeking to attend day schools, there were no options available to choose from.Â
Stop doing this to our children and let everyone in charge of making decisions and acting in this regard wake up, be proactive and resourceful.
We demand value for money from the GES and ask that, the team in charge with these systems start serious preparation towards the 2020Â BECEÂ schoolÂ selectionÂ and registration system now.Â
The same seriousnessÂ must beÂ put into the school placement system. We want an efficient system that will be ready even before the 2020Â BECEÂ is written.Â
1,000s of Self Placements Canceled Without Explanations – Ges Self Placement System
Source: Wisdom Eli Kojo HammondÂ