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400,000 Students Kick Off Double Track


The Ghana Education Service (GES) has released the placements of 423,134 students who have successfully made it under the 2018 Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS).

This is out of 521,710 total registered candidates. It means 67,382 could not be placed under the system.

The over 400,000 will also begin the double track system introduced by government.

The system, which begins this month will see one sect of students in school whiles others are on vacation.

In a release by the GES, it said candidates are to visit to access their placements.

It said candidates placed on the GREEN TRACK will resume on September 11, 2018, whereas the GOLD TRACK will resume on November 8, 2018.

Management of GES further advised candidates who could not be placed to visit the CSSPS portal to choose from a number of available schools with vacancies.

Government has explained that the double-in-take is meant to cater for the spike in enrollment into Senior High Schools (SHSs) due to the free SHS policy.

400 Senior High Schools

Already, government has released a list of Senior High Schools that will be captured under the much-touted double-track system of enrollment.

400 out of the 696 public SHSs have been selected to operate the system.

According to the list, the double intake will bring the total of newly proposed enrollment to 387, 592 students, with 193,796 as the total double intake per track.

The Regional breakdown of schools are Ashanti, 79; Brong Ahafo 41, Central, 45, Eastern 60 and Greater Accra, 42.

The rest are Northern 33, Upper East 18, Upper West, 19, Volta 30 Western, 35.

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