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09.06.2021 Education

Promotional exam: 'Failed' teachers picket at GES, suspect 'kululu'

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Promotional exam: 'Failed' teachers picket at GES, suspect 'kululu'
LISTEN JUN 9, 2021

Some teachers who sat for the promotional exams have stormed the premises of the Ghana Education Service (GES) to express their displeasure.

The angry teachers accuse GES officials of foul play.

This follows the maiden aptitude test that had a total of 46,486 teachers sitting for the exams.

Out of that figure, only 39,469 passed representing 63.3%.

36.7% representing a total number of 17,021 did not pass and as a result, will need to wait for the next opportunity to chase their dreams.

However, those who received a congratulatory text message from the GES for passing their exam were asked to submit their documents at the GES headquarters in Accra for verification.

Some woke up only to be told they have failed.

The aggrieved teachers who have reported the issue to their various Unions have protested at the premises of GES in Accra.

According to them, they suspect some monies have exchanged hands to replace names of those who passed with the failed ones.

But GES has refuted the allegation of any foul play.

The matter has compelled the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT-GH) in a joint statement to call for a review to ensure the issues are addressed.

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo

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