Choosing a school outside a candidate’s four choices, he said, was possible if the candidate contacted the district directorate of education where lists of schools with vacancies would be made available to the candidates to make their choices.
“So you go to the district directorates and they would show you the schools with vacancies and there you can choose from among them. Your choice is not automatic because your selection will still have to go through the system”.
On the issue of second placement, Mr Atta-Boateng said that would be done, depending on the returns that are received from the senior high schools after the first placement.
“Normally, it depends on the vacancies that are going to be made available by the various institutions after the first placement. Maybe a headmaster requested 400 but 350 students reported. In such a case the remainder of the students would have to be added,” he said.
How to check school
Candidates can check the schools they have been placed in by texting their index numbers and the last two digits of the year in which he/she wrote the examination to 1060 on any mobile network except Tigo. From October 10, 2013, candidates can begin printing their placement forms from the Internet for admission into the various schools.
Advice to parents
The CSSPS Coordinator advised parents to be wary of people who promise that they can secure admission for their children in certain schools.
He said it was not possible for anyone to influence the system and so they (parents) should desist from giving their moneys “to people who come th them under the pretext of influencing the system”.
The GES is expected to hold a press conference on Wednesday to announce more details on the placements for this year.