GES warns the public against SHS placement scams

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The Ghana Education Service (GES) has issued a warning to the public against fraudsters who may deceive guardians under the pretext of getting their wards into their supposedly preferred senior high schools.

GES gave the caution in a statement dated January 29 ahead of the opening of the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) portal.

The CSSPS is the only system used by the Ghana Education Service (GES) to place qualified Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates into Senior High Schools (SHS), Technical Institutes (TI), and Vocational Institutes across the country.

GES urged all guardians to be on the watch for such fraudulent individuals and to assist in reporting them to the nearest police station for further prosecution.

“Management strongly cautions the general public NOT to fall prey to deceitful persons that may approach them to pay money for a place in SHS. Such persons are to be reported immediately to the Police.”

“We also advise the general public to beware of fake news portals and instead follow GES official social media handles; Facebook (, Twitter (@gheduservice), Instagram (@gheduservice) and website ( for credible information.”

“The Ghana Education Service (GES) remains committed to ensuring a smooth, merit-based SHS placement process under the established guidelines and looks forward to your full cooperation,” a statement further assured.

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