The CSSPS: How does it work?
The CSSPS is the abbreviated version of Computerized School Selection and Placement System. It’s introduction brought about a whole lot of misgivings but after some years of its usage, there seem to be a general calm and satisfaction with it.
Here, Asembi.com takes a look into how this computerized system of selection of students into Senior High Schools works.
How the CSSPS work
The CSSPS placement collects data of all Ghanaian students who participated in the BECE and ranks them according to their aggregate score. The system uses candidates’ aggregate score from 6 subjects for the selection process made up of the core subjects, thus; English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science and Social Studies plus one’s best score in two other elective subjects.
Automatic Placement System (APS)
After students have been ranked via their BECE performance, the Automatic Placement System takes charge and places students into their chosen Senior High Schools.
The placement is premised on Programs chosen as well as the Residential vacancies available in the Senior High Schools. However, the performance of the student during the exams is the most deciding factor.
How fair is the Automatic Placement system?
There’s a lot of debate on that but the entire system was said to have being designed to place importance on the merit of the students’ performance in the examination vis a vis the availability of vacancies in the student’s selected school.
Are all qualified students automatically placed?
Unfortunately, the answer is NO.
Why? This is because students, as a result of their performance may not meet the criteria of the schools they chose and as a result, will have to do a “Self Placement” to gain access to the available schools.
Checking the CSSPS Placement
This process needs an internet connection. After purchasing an E-voucher,
- Log on to www.cssps.gov.gh or www.cssps.org
- Click on “check placement”
- Enter your index number and E-voucher pin
- After entering the above details correctly, the school you were placed will be revealed.
- You can then print it out.