BECE Self Placement 2023/2024: Steps to do Self Placement into SHS

The Computerized School Selection & Placement System aims to place BECE candidates who have chosen schools into their choice of Senior High Schools.

Whenever school placements are released, some unfortunate students have to go through a manual process to place themselves in vacant schools.

How the Computerized School Selection & Placement System (CSSPS) Works

The CSSPS works based on data collected from JHS students who have registered for the BECE. The students are allowed to choose 5 different schools that they will like to be placed in.

The Schools are grouped based on categories that have been set by the Ghana Education Service (GES). This is to enable an even distribution of choices and to give “smaller schools” the chance to be selected.

Once the system has this data (selection of schools), the system now uses the BECE results of the candidates to place them.

This is done by using the candidate’s aggregate score from 6 subjects for the selection process. These subjects are the 4 Core
(English Language, Mathematics Social Studies, Integrated Science) and the best two elective subjects.

Students are then automatically placed in an SHS on merit, based on their aggregate results, the programmes they chose, vacancies in the chosen SHS, and availability of boarding facilities for those who chose it.

However, oftentimes, some students are not placed at all and this leads to the need for them to do self-placement.

What is Self Placement by CSSPS?

The CSSPS Self Placement Module is a manual method by which BECE Graduates who could not be automatically placed in any of the Senior High Schools of their choice get to choose a school of their own.

Self Placement is very easy and fast once you have the right steps to follow. In this article, we have detailed all steps that all qualified Junior High School (JHS) students who didn’t get any of their 5 chosen schools should follow to get a school.

Who qualifies for self Placement?

Only Students who could not be placed automatically by the CSSPS can take part in the self placement process.

2021 BECE: How to do Self Placement to get a SHS

Time needed: 20 minutes

Here is how to do self-placement for the BECE Placement 2020/21 if you didn’t get a school.

  1. Visit the Computerized School Selection & Placement System Website –

    Kindly visit the CSSPS website at or

  2. Select Check Placement Module.

    Select the placement Module on the page to continue the process.

  3. Provide E-Voucher Pin and Index Number

    After successfully purchasing the E-Voucher, enter the E-Voucher’s Pin and your Index Number.

  4. You will be directed to the Self-Placement Module

    You will be provided with a selection of schools to pick from, based on your aggregate.

  5. Choose your desired school, as well as your residential preference (day/boarding).

  6. Confirm and Print changes

    Congratulations. You have successfully self-placed yourself in the Senior High School of your choice.

Buy BECE Placement eVoucher Online with Mobile Money

  1. Dial *790*024# on your mobile phone
  2. Choose School Placement Checker
  3. Confirm price and description and enter 1
  4. Authorise payment via Mobile Money
  5. You will receive the checker card via SMS with instructions to check the placement on your phone

What should you do if you have problems with the CSSPS Self Placement?

The Ghana Education Service will soon make available phone lines you can call in for assistance with issues related to self-placement.

We will publish them here for you so you can contact GES and have your issues solved with speed.

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