The Ghana Education Service, GES, has invited the National Investigations Bureau, NIB, to probe allegations of corruption in this year’s Senior High School placement processes.
Some officers of the GES and the Ministry of Education have been accused of taking bribes of up to seven thousand Ghana cedis to place students in their preferred schools, bypassing the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS).
A letter signed by the Director-General of the GES, Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, addressed to the NIB, said the GES will cooperate fully to uncover the truth behind these claims.
The Ministry of Education has also warned that the Computerized School Selection and Placement System personnel found receiving bribes to place prospective first-year Senior High School students in their preferred schools will be made to face the law when caught.
Meanwhile, the School Placement resolution center in Accra says it has resolved about 95 percent of the concerns brought before it.
The Deputy Coordinator of the Free SHS Secretariat, Nana Afrah Sika-Mensah, says they hope to resolve all outstanding issues by the end of next week.