Some teachers in the country following the forthcoming World Teachers Day celebration scheduled for October 5, 2021, has urged the Management of the Ghana Education Service to respect them and release their promotion letters.
Their comment comes after the Ghana Education Service (GES) told teachers who sat for the 2021 February teacher promotion examination they have passed but later failed them for reasons yet to be communicated to the public.
Speaking on Accra-based UTV’s Mpu ne Mpu show monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh, the teachers disclosed that some of their colleagues have been diagnosed with stroke as a result of the failure the Service has refused to resolve.
They earlier stormed the premises of the Ghana Education Service (GES) to demand their promotion letters and upgrades citing the failure is a calculated attempt to deny them promotions for reasons best-known to GES.
“In any case, the Ghana Education Service (GES) could not have requested unsuccessful applicants to submit documents for further verification, It is our opinion that the GES has not been fair to us,” they told journalists.
Reacting to the concerns of the teachers, the Deputy Minister for Education, Ntim Fordjour said the matter has been reported to the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum for further actions to allow them to continue teaching.
“Their petition has been received and as a matter of fact the Education Minister has taken due notes of that and we are going to address their concerns in due course with alacrity,” the Education Minister stated in an interview.
Reverend John Ntim said the Ghana Education Service (GES) will conduct the second phase of the promotion examination for eligible teachers who unfortunately could not pass the just ended 2021 February promotion test.