The Ghana Education Service (GES) has announced that students’ school choices will be verified before the 2023 school placement exercise begins.

Cassandra Twum Ampofo, the Head of the Public Relations Unit, explained the new procedure in a release to GES.

A press release by GES

“This verification process is to ensure accuracy in students’ choice information before they are placed in their selected Second Cycle Schools,” according to the release.

The verification process, which began on January 14, 2023, will conclude on January 22, 2023.

“Students, parents/guardians will receive an SMS message from the CSSPS that contains web portal:” GES noted as part of the verification exercise. and the USSD short code 89988# with a token number of four digits.”

“After their selection details and a copy of the original selection form are displayed, students who may have made mistakes in their initial selection should call 0556541525 or click on the edit button on the web portal.

It continued, “Students can also send an email to with a copy of the original selection form.”

Students are admonished by GES that the purpose of the verification exercise is not to switch schools but rather to verify the initial choices made.

A press release by GES