SHS placement
Some parents and pupils at the Independence Square

The Deputy Director of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Dr Kwabena Bempah Tandoh, has urged Café attendants to stop being education directors in their shops as the Senior High School (SHS) placement process continues.

The caution from Dr Tandoh followed a statement by the GES’ Public Relations Officer, Cassandra Twum-Ampofo that blamed parents and café attendants for the confusion that had marred the 2019 processes.

Speaking in an interview on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme, Dr Tandoh urged parents to be interested in the education of their wards to help reduce such problems.

Deputy Director of the Ghana Education Service (GES) in charge of Quality and Access, Dr Kwabena Bempah Tandoh

“We will plead with the Café attendants to stop being educational directors in their shops because they are also contributing to the confusion over the SHS placement, especially the self-placement.

“If the JHS graduate comes and hasn’t been placed, tell the person the truth and give them the chance to conduct their own self-placement; don’t choose schools for anyone,” he warned.

Dr Tandoh also urged all parents and students to exercise restraint because there are vacancies for all pupils who have qualified.

Dozens of parents and pupils on Monday trooped to the Black Stars Square on Monday over the SHS placement confusion while others after standing for long collapsed at the scene.

Source:|Gertrude Otchere