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General News of Monday, 23 September 2019


CSSPS blues: Blame Akufo-Addo for the mess – NDC Executive

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

An Executive of the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) says President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is partly to blame for the troubles in this year’s Computerised School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS).

A lot of issues have characterized this year’s CSSPS which the Ghana Education Service and other stakeholders are tirelessly working to address.

But the Eastern Regional communication officer for the opposition National Democratic Congress, (NDC), Williams Ampomah Darlas has however accused the president of being behind the current struggles in relation to the placement system.

He argued in an interview monitored that the Akufo-Addo led NPP government sacked the experienced workers at the placement center and brought in inexperienced party cohorts and footsoldiers.

On the Susubiribi morning show on radio, he told the host Nana Kwabena Addo the president must share in the greater part of the blame.

“Three months to placement, President Akufo-Addo changed the system that has been operational since 2005. I’m not an expert in I.T. but I’m expert in common sense. What I know is before you start a project, you have to test run it for some time but 3 months to placement you sack the experienced and you expect the system to smoothly run?” Darlas quizzed.

He added that Protocol admissions contributed to the mess at the placement system.

“A student who qualifies for the school will go to the school but it would be revealed that his/her place has been booked by NPP and that brought the clamour at the Black Stars square,” Darlas added.

Meanwhile the minister of education, Hon. Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh has on the other hand accused former president Mahama for sabotaging the system resulting in the melee.