The Deputy Minister for Education, John Ntim Fordjour has assured teachers who Monday stormed the Ministry of Education over the 2021 teachers promotion exam results issues their concerns will be addressed with alacrity.
Rev Ntim speaking on Citi FM’s EyeWitness monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh 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 Minister told the host of EyeWtiness News.
The teachers numbering close to 300 gathered at the premises of the GES head office and the Education Ministry today to express their displeasure regarding the issues with their February promotion examination results.
Their action comes after the Ghana Education Service (GES) made them believe they had passed the 2021 February promotion examination but later failed them after asking them to submit some documents for verification
Speaking to the media, the aggrieved staff of the Education Service said they would linger on at the Ministry of Education until they received word about when they should return for their promotion letters and upgrades.
“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.
According to the teachers, their failure is a calculated attempt to deny them promotions for reasons best-known to GES but should they not be promoted by Friday, July 17, 2021, they will embark on further action.