The Ghana Education Service (GES), has disclosed approaches for the 2021 school choice procedure.
In a press announcement, GES announced all Senior High Schools (SHS), Senior High Technical Schools (SHTS) and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions had been positioned in four categories – A, B, C and D.
It inquired all candidates to select their first to fifth choices from schools in categories A, B and C in order of their priority, adding that, each choice must have a programme and accommodation preference, day or boarding.
The Service asked candidates and parents to note that category A schools could only be selected once and Category B schools, twice, however, a candidate could select all five choices from category C.
“In category A, a candidate can choose only one school; in category B, a candidate can select two schools, and in category c, a candidate can select five schools,” it asserted.
The statement said candidates were to select a mandatory day school as the sixth choice from category D or choose a boarding school from the list of schools in appendix three of the 2021 schools registered as special boarding.
“Category D depict the Day school option. These are schools that candidates can attend as day students and, therefore, must be schools that are, located in the candidates’ catchment area. Appendix three contains outstanding boarding schools that can be selected as boarding for the sixth choice,” it emphasized.
The statement said for candidates who wished to offer TVET programmes, should select all six TVETS schools from Category A, B and C as Day or Boarding.
It beseeched parents and guardians to regulate their wards in the selection and filling process and guarantee that they signed and submitted the forms to their current Junior High Schools.