The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has appealed for the extension of the deadline for placement of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates into Senior High Schools (SHS).

This, it said, was necessary to provide opportunity for all qualified candidates to access SHS education.

The appeal was contained in a press statement signed by Mr. Akwasi Opoku Agyeman, the NUGS General Secretary, a copy was made available to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Kumasi.

It said the time given to the over 150,000 candidates, seeking placement into second cycle institutions, was “too scanty”.

The statement said nobody should gloss over that fact that a good number of affected students lived in areas where the internet facility was inaccessible.

It added that many had been struggling to complete the online process because of the pressure on the software of the Computerized School Selection System Placements (CSSPS).

The Union implored the Education Ministry and the Ghana Education Service (GES) to go the extra mile to make sure that no qualified candidate was denied the right to SHS education.

That, it said, should be the way forward to help achieve government’s vision of free and quality education.

Source: GNA/NewsGhana.com.gh

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