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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has recently released the school placements for students who took the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
This is an important step for students who have been anxiously waiting for the results and placements to determine their academic future.
In this article, we will discuss the significance of school placements, what students can expect, and what steps they can take moving forward.
Firstly, the release of school placements by WAEC is a critical step in determining the future academic direction of students who have completed their WASSCE.
The placements are an essential part of the process that determines which senior high school (SHS) a student will attend.
At a press conference in Accra on Wednesday, February 15, the GES said out of the 547,329 registered pupils, 538,399 candidates qualified to be placed in the various SHSs across the country.
372,780 candidates, representing 69.24% have also automatically been placed into various schools.
The GES further stated that 165,601 candidates who could not be matched with their school choices will have to do self-placement.
This process is highly competitive and is based on a range of factors such as the overall performance of the student, the availability of spaces in the preferred school, and the student’s preference.
Read the GES’ full statement below;
Press Conference on the Release of Computerized School Placements 2023 by GES and TVET Service on Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Good morning members of the press, and colleague Directors and staff herein present. I welcome you all to this joint press briefing by the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the TVET Service. We are profoundly grateful to you for honouring this invitation, even at very short notice. We invited you here to brief you on the Computerized School Placement of candidates that completed in 2022.
The school placements, therefore, provide a clear indication of which school a student has been selected to attend, and is a significant moment for both students and their families.
In addition to the significance of school placements, students can expect a range of outcomes, depending on their performance and preferences.
For those who have performed exceptionally well, they may have been placed in top-rated schools based on their performance.
These schools are known for their high academic standards, and they offer students the opportunity to be exposed to a range of academic, social, and cultural experiences.
For students who have performed well, but not well enough to secure a placement in a top-rated school, may still be able to attend a good SHS based on their preferences and availability of spaces.
However, for students who have not performed well in their WASSCE, school placements can be a difficult moment.
These students may not have been placed in their preferred schools, or they may have been placed in schools that are considered to be less competitive.
While this can be disappointing, it is important to note that attending a less competitive school does not necessarily mean that a student’s academic future is over.
There are still many opportunities to excel academically, and students can always work hard to improve their grades and apply for transfers to other schools.
Moving forward, there are several steps that students can take to ensure that they make the most of their school placements.
Firstly, it is important to make a plan and set academic goals for the future.
This could involve setting targets for grades or identifying subjects that a student is passionate about and wishes to pursue in the future.
Additionally, students can seek guidance from their teachers, parents, and other academic advisors to help them create a plan that will help them achieve their academic goals.
Secondly, students can focus on developing their skills and knowledge through extra-curricular activities.
This could involve joining academic clubs or societies, participating in sports or cultural activities, or volunteering in their local communities.
These activities can help students develop important skills such as leadership, teamwork, and communication, which are essential for success in both academic and professional life.
In conclusion, the release of school placements by WAEC is an important moment for students who have completed their WASSCE.
The placements provide a clear indication of which school a student will attend, and this can be a significant moment for both students and their families.
While the outcomes may differ based on performance and preferences, it is important to note that there are always opportunities to excel academically and achieve future success.
Students can achieve this by making a plan, setting academic goals, seeking guidance, and developing their skills and knowledge through extra-curricular activities.