The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) following the conduct of the ongoing international examination has urged WAEC to increase the remuneration of the WASSCE invigilators who are mainly teachers.
The President of the Association, Mr Angel Carbonu who made the call at the sixth Quadrennial Eastern Regional delegates conference of NAGRAT said the increment will encourage the teachers to perform their duties as expected.
In his address at the conference, he said invigilation of any West African Examinations Council (WAEC) examination is an optional work for teachers and that any teacher who takes part in such activities had to apply on his or her own.
“Henceforth, any of our members who are interested in any of WAEC’s activities, be it invigilation of BECE or WASSCE or any other WAEC’s activity, should apply for, as it is not compulsory,” Mr Carbonu told members at the conference
He noted the core duty of teachers is to prepare the final year students for either the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) or West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and not to invigilate.
“It is not compulsory that because we prepare the candidates, then their invigilation at the examination centres shall also be our compulsory duty. WAEC is to employ invigilators and no teacher should be forced into it,” he added.
The NAGRAT President further advised teachers who would like to engage in WAEC’s activities, particularly invigilation, to abide by the rules and regulations governing the conduct of the WAEC examination, and not be compromised.
Mr Angel Carbonu said the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) would not support teachers who were found engaging in immoral conduct with their schoolgirls, as the law would take its course with such teachers.