No SHS head can deny admission to qualified student
 
Posted on: 2013-Oct-24        
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The head of the Computer School Selection Placement System (CSSPS) says no secondary school head has the right to deny admission to a student whose name is found on the official list released by his outfit.

George Atta Boateng says once the student qualifies and duly placed in a particular institution he must be admitted.

His comments come after complaints from some parents that their wards have been refused admission in some schools, even though their names were found in the school.

Atta Boateng in an interview with Joy News' Francisca Kakra Forson said any parent with such difficulty must revert to the CSSPS and they will take the issue up with the heads of those institutions.

"Nobody can deny you admission if your name is found in the official list of the CSSPS," he reiterated.

According to him, ten parents have reported similar cases to them and they have taken steps to get the students admitted in the schools they were placed.

But the Regional President of the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) and Head teacher of Mfantsipim Senior High School, Kwame Miazah Edjah, believes they are not obliged to admit every student posted there.

He told Joy News the CSSPS can do their placement but the school reserves the right to do its selection.

He said Mfantsipim has its own requirements and standards which every student must meet before they will be admitted to the school.

He revealed that the school heads are inundated with protocol list from various quarters which also makes the selection process even more difficult.

Executives CHASS have been meeting some heads of senior high schools in the Central Regional capital, Cape Coast, over their rejection of prospective senior high students.