Error Infested School Placement Portal causing unnecessary Stress

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Error infected School placement portal

Error Infested School Placement Portal is causing unnecessary Stress across the country . The Ghana Education Service is disappointing the entire nation hours after the school placement portal was opened to the general public. 

At about 9 hours GMT, it has been difficult and impossible for parents, students and secretarial offices as well as internet cafe operators to check their school placement.

Error infected School placement portal

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A visit to the initial interface indicates that the site is functioning normally. But upon inputting your eVoucher code and index number, you are either told the code is wrong, or you are greeted by error Error 504. 

The 504 Gateway Timeout error is an HTTP status code. This error means that the server hosting the data base from which placements of candidates are drawn is unable to respond in a timely manner to the request.

Error Infested School Placement Portal causing unnecessary Stress

The volume of traffic to the site is also so high that, the system is unable to respond to the numerous request from those accessing across the country.

Connect Error 2002: Connection refused can also be interpreted to mean the  MySQL can’t connect to the local database server of GES which will enable students placements be accessed.

Many students have had their hopes of accessing their placement dashed as they have been queuing up since morning to check their placements.

GES has not been able to rectify the problem which was similar to what occured last year. It seems as a country we never learn to improve on our services and the quality of public good and services we deliver to the masses.

In some instances, the system says the eVoucher entered is invalid. Many candidates in the result checking points in East Legon registered their displeasure and the high level of stress this poor malfunctioning system is causing them. I have not eaten since morning and I don’t know my fate, I have gone to not less than three cafes over the last five 6 hours but I have no result to show for-A frustrated student lamented to our newsghana24.com.

GES and the Ministry of Education have not learned after one year and we must be ashamed of ourselves for introducing a new system that faces an old problem. Where is the value for money in this? The IT professionals at the GES and the Ministry of Education should rise to the occasion. 

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