Teachers throng GES over promotional exams results

The aggrieved teachers

Scores of teachers massed up at the premises of the Ghana Education Service in  Accra on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, to protest what they described as foul play in their exam results.

The aggrieved teachers say they suspect manipulations in their promotional exam results.

“We received an initial text message showing that we have passed the exam and must submit our documents for verification. Then we received another text message instructing us to recheck our results, only for us to see that we have failed,” one of the affected teachers narrated.

The teachers suspect there had been foul play and demanded the authorities to rectify the situation.

Meanwhile, the GES has debunked the accusations, attributing it to technology challenges.

The Deputy Director-General, Anthony Boateng, described the actions by the teachers as unfortunate.

“It is rather unfortunate amidst assurances that the issue will be resolved,” he told Adom News.

GES Teaching Staff Promotion Aptitude Test

A total of 46,273 applicants to respective senior ranks in GES on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 February sat for the 2021 teaching staff promotion aptitude test at 49 examination centres spread across the country.

It was the second time the GES conducted the test for its teaching staff since a decision was taken to move away from the then interviews held for promotion purposes.

The multiplicity of complaints and challenges that bedevilled the interview era necessitated introducing the aptitude test for qualified applicants.

 

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