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Some concerns with SHS placements aren’t legitimate – Upper East Regional Coordinator of Free SHS

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The Regional Coordinator of the Free Senior High School in the Upper East Region, Kofi Anamboyine has indicated the placement resolution centre in the region has lived up to its expectation of helping displaced students with legitimate concerns find suitable schools and courses across the country. 

While the centre has been addressing concerns around the computerised placements for days now, Mr. Anamboyine noted that some of the concerns are not legitimate. 

“My brother, imagine you have selected a school in Kumasi as your first choice and the system has given you that and then, you have come back to us to do the changes. How can we do that? Isn’t that your own making to begin with? So, these are some of the self-making problems we are confronting as well. But we are talking to them and their parents through such challenges as well,” he said. 

Speaking on the Day Break Upper East Show, the Upper East Regional Free SHS Coordinator was unhappy that the chieftaincy conflict in Bawku was having a negative toll on the school placement system in the region. 

According to him, students are refusing placement into the two senior high schools; Bawku Senior High and Bawku Technical Schools due to the conflict in the area. 

Mr. Anamboyine indicated that the situation was putting a negative toll on some of the schools in the neighbouring districts because they are receiving more students than their capacity.

“Students that are placed there are entertaining fears to go, they are asking for changes to the neighbouring districts like Tempane Senior High and others. And those schools too, the heads can’t receive more students than the number. Though we are talking them through that the conflict does not affect the schools, it is difficult for them to understand. So, we are pleading with our brothers and sisters in Bawku to stop the fighting”, he said. 

He called for peace in Bawku and assured parents and students of his outfit readiness to address their challenges before the end of the placement system.

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1 MHz|Moses Apiah|Ghana



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