JUST IN: Facts about New GES School Placement System for 2019


According to the Ghana Education Service, there will be two forms of placement when the 2019 School Placement Portal is activated this evening at 8 pm.

How will the 2019 school placement be done?

The 2019 school placement will allow all BECE candidates to be placed in secondary schools across the country.

The placement will be done based on the aggregate score of 6 subjects. These subjects includes four elective subjects plus any best two. The core subjects are English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science and Social studies. 


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What are the two School Placement Systems?

1. Automatic Placement System (APS)

The first set of BECE graduates will be placed under the 2019 School placement Automatic Placement System (APS).

According to the GES. after students have been ranked by their BECE performance, the Automatic Placement System (APS) takes charge and places students in the secondary school of their choice.

Automatic School Placement System

The placements are based on the Program chosen and the type of accommodation vacancies in the schools.

The performance of the candidate is crucial in reaching the final decision as to whether they will be placed or not.

Is the Automatic Placement System (APS) fair?

According to the Ghana Education Service, the Automatic Placement System (APS) is very fair. The system is designed to place importance on the merits of the candidates’ performance in the just-ended 2019 BECEThe availability of vacancies in the schools selected is also considered.

Automatic School Placement System

1. SELF Placement System (APS)

Are all candidates qualified for automatic placement?

The answer is No. However, this is due to the fact that some students will miss out on all five schools selected during the registration. The miss is also the result of their performance.

What can students who missed the Automatic Placement System (APS) do?

Students who missed the Automatic Pacement System (APS) must do the SELF PLACEMENT.

This is a manual process used to select a school, program and related accommodation.

It is the second window of opportunity for students or candidates who failed to get placed in any of their five choices. It allows you to select another school among their options available.


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