The first-year Senior High School (SHS) admission processes kicked off seamlessly on Monday in the Cape Coast Metropolis, with bustling scenes of parents, guardians, and students flooding various schools.
Streets and roads leading to the schools were congested with vehicles laden with chop boxes and mattresses as parents and guardians, representing diverse backgrounds, ushered their children into the new academic year.
As students sought taxis in groups and traders lingered at school entrances, drivers seized the opportunity, providing transportation services to the influx of students.
Long queues formed within the schools as the admission processes, initiated online, unfolded. These processes encompassed data verification, accommodation allocation, and scrutiny of items outlined in the prospectus.
During visits to several SHSs, the Ghana News Agency observed that numerous students, accompanied by their parents, successfully reported to school.
At Mfantsipim School, authorities reported incident-free admission processes and assured that measures were in place to receive the 1,145 students. The majority of students had reportedly reported and were undergoing registration supervised by dedicated parents.
However, at Adisadel College, some parents and first-year students faced frustration when redirected to the online registration portal. Some claimed ignorance about the necessity to access prospectus, admission letters, medical forms, and other requirements online before completing admission processes at their respective schools.
Madam Mercy Otoo, a guardian accompanying her son, expressed satisfaction with the admission processes. She encouraged parents awaiting placements to exercise patience, assuring them that the government would absorb all students.
Madam Otoo emphasized the crucial role parents play in their children's academic lives, urging them not to neglect their responsibilities. Her advice to students was to take their studies seriously and strive to make their families and nation proud of the investments made in their education.