Western Region SHS Coordinator of the Ghana Education Service, Elizabeth Etroo, is encouraging parents to trust the service in securing placements for their wards. She said the free SHS secretariat and the GES is committed to resolving all issues arising from the computerised system as soon as possible.
Her comments come on the back of concerns over some 122,706 students who have had to resort to the ”Self placement” option of the Computerized School Selection and Placement System. Under this option, applicants are allowed to choose between Day or Boarding residency that comes with the school of an applicants choice. This means that should a student choose a school outside of their resident region, they are likely to be offered a boarding status. However, some parents and guardians have expressed worry over being separated from their wards as some students are listed unto schools that are outside region.
Addressing these concerns, Elizabeth Etroo says although she understands these issues, the self placement has it’s benefits too.
”Wherever students are placed, there will be competent teachers who understand the needs of these students and will take good care of them. So while we understand the case being made, I can assure all parents that teachers will take good care of the students. More to the point, when our children get to be educated in other regions, they get to learn the rich cultural heritage of other regions. And that is an opportunity not every student gets.”
Madam Elizabeth Etroo made these remarks in an interview on the Jolly Breakfast Show this morning.
Story: Victor Atsu Tamakloe/Skyy News