Education2020/21 CSSPS placement: What is SHS Self-Placement?

2020/21 CSSPS placement: What is SHS Self-Placement?


Unlike the Automatic SHS placement, the SHS Self-placement or manual placement does not necessarily mean a candidate did not perform well in this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination, a GES official has said.

The Ghana Education Service (GES) staff in an interview with, however, said “in some instances, a candidate may not be successful in securing placement in any of his/her five choices”

“SHS Self-placement is a process that gives such candidates an opportunity to go into the CSSPS portal and select from schools with available vacancies,” she told Okyere Darko George.

Features of Self -Placement

i. Only Schools with available vacancies will be displayed on the portal.
ii. Schools with vacancies will be displayed for candidates to choose based on their aggregate.
iii. Schools shown will have their location and residential options available.
iv. A candidate can change schools as many times as possible depending on available spaces. The changes CEASE immediately a candidate enrols in a school.

Self-Placement Process

A candidate will log into the CSSPS system using their index number.
The candidate will choose their residential preference i.e Day or Boarding.

a. If a candidate selects Boarding, all schools with boarding vacancies will be displayed.
b. If a candidate selects Day, then there will be a drop-down menu for
the candidate to select:
i. Day within catchment area; OR
ii. Day outside the catchment area

RELATED: GES 2020 Do’s and Don’ts of school placement

Self-placement will be a good option for a student in the urban area but not for a student in the rural area due to internet connection and availability of resources for the nationwide process.



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