GES releases BECE 2023 SHS/SHTS/TVET Self-placement Guideline

GES releases BECE 2023 ‘SHS/SHTS/TVET’ self-placement guideline

The Ghana Education Service (GES), following the release of the second-cycle school placement guidelines, has outlined self-placement guidelines to assist students in selecting their preferred school choice at the Computerized School Selection and Placement (CSSPS) portal.

In a statement shared with, the Education Service said BECE candidates who were not automatically placed in any of their eleven choices should visit any of the CSSPS websites at to do self-placement.

The management of the Education Service said that out of the total number of 598,839 results received from the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), 585,797 candidates qualified to be placed.

“A total of 477,772 (81.56%) prospective students have automatically been placed in one of their choices. This is a significant improvement compared to last year’s, with over 100,000 more students placed.

However, 108,025 (18.44%) qualified candidates could not be matched with any of their choices. All such students are, therefore, to do self-placement to select from available schools when accessing the placement platform,” it said in the release.


GES SHS/SHTS/TVET self-placement guideline

1. Ensure that your compulsory Day option is within your catchment area, where you can conveniently commute.

2. In the case of technical programs, ensure that you consult the school register to verify that the schools you select offer your desired programmes.

3. Do not choose schools based on where your friends are going or what programmes they want to read.

4. Do not leave school choices to an internet café attendant in the case of self-placement.

5. Do not assume that you can choose a school as a Day Student and switch to Boarding upon admission.

Parents and guardians have been urged by THE Ghana Education Service (GES) to take a keen interest in their ward SHS self-placement, candidates similarly have been encouraged to go by the SHS self-placement guidelines.

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