Parents and guardians in Ghana have been cautioned to be wary of middlemen, popularly known as ‘goro’ boys, who pose as agents who facilitate admissions for junior high school leavers into second cycle institutions.
These middlemen, according to the National Coordinator of the Computerised School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS), Kwesi Abankwa Anokye, are fraudsters duping unsuspected individuals under the guise of helping to secure admissions.
Speaking on Ghana Yensom on Accra100.5FM on Tuesday August 16, he said: “Please don’t pay money to ‘goro’ boys to influence admissions. Let the system work.”
He added that some students seeking admission into senior high schools could not be admitted to schools assigned them because they report late.
“We give the list to the head teachers after the placement and so if you don’t report within the timeframe, the head will declare the slot vacant so we fill with other students,” he said.
“If there is any reason that will prevent you from reporting within the timeframe, you need to notify the head of the school to reserve the slot.”