Guidelines for 2023 Computerized School Selection and Placement System 

The New School Selection System Guidelines For Candidates and Parents have been made public by the Ghana Education Service (GES).

According to information provided by GES, the selection process for the new school will begin on September 11, 2023.

Candidates must select up to 11 schools under the New School Selection System, which will be included in Selections 1 and 2, each of which will include six and five options, respectively.

There are 86 Category A schools, 259 Category B schools, and 573 Category C schools, according to the new classification of schools. The schools in the catchment region fall under Category D. Every school in Category D is a day school that can be found in one of Categories A, B, or C.

Guidelines for CSSPS 2023 First Placement School Selection

In consultation with their parents/guardians and the school administration, applicants who intend to enrol in SHS/TVET programmes must:

a) Choose six (6) schools and rank them in order of preference, with the first option being the top pick.

b) Select programmes and residential status for each choice of school.

c) Select a compulsory day school as the 6th choice within 16km of the JHS attended or choose a boarding school from the list of schools in Appendix 3.

d) Select 5 schools (1 Category A, 2 Category B and at least 2 Category C schools) from Appendix “4” for a consideration of 2
nd placement if you miss out on all your initial six (6) choices.

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Guidelines for CSSPS 2023 Second Placement School Selection 

a)Candidates must select ‘5 schools from Appendix “4” (1 Category A school, 2 Category B schools, and at least 2 Category C schools).
b)Candidates must not repeat a school from the initial six (6) choices on this cluster form
Note: In the event a candidate misses out on all initial six (6) choices, the candidate may be placed in any of the schools in the selected cluster as indicated below:

Candidates who do not get placed in any of the 11 schools selected may have to use the Self Placement Module if the GES permits them.


a) Cannot choose more than one (1) School from Category A
b) Cannot select more than two (2) schools from Category B
c) May select five (5) schools from Category C and One (1) from Category D (Day) or Appendix 3 (Special Boarding).
d) Lastly, candidates who wish to offer purely TVET or STEM Programmes must select all six (6) Institutes/Schools from CATEGORY A, B, and C as Day or Boarding.

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