The Self-placement does not necessarily mean a candidate did not perform well in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), Georgeweb.org for some good reasons prefer self-placement to the automatic placement.
However, in some instances, a student may not be successful in securing placement in any of their choices. Self-placement is a process that gives such candidates an opportunity to go into the CSSPS portal and select from schools with available vacancies.
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.
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
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.