About 256 teachers have filed a case against GES for failure in promotional exams | Rare Techy
256 teachers have sued the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Attorney General for massive defeat in the December 2021 promotional examinations.
Assistant Director Grade II Post Teachers appeared for Assistant Director Grade I Promotion Exam at Ada Training College Center.
Counsel for the applicants (teachers), James Enu, told the Ghana News Agency that none of the 256 teachers who sat for the examination at the center passed, adding that such an incident was strange.
Enu said the applicants requested GES to investigate the issue, but were informed that nothing untoward was found in the circumstances that led to the failure.
However, the petitioners believe that GES has not conducted any inquiry into the issue, so he has written to the service on behalf of his clients to request their scripts and scores, but has received no response, he said.
He added that it was also worrisome that the pass marks of the examination were not disclosed to the candidates before writing the examination and they were informed after the examination that they had all failed the paper.
Based on these, the court moved against the GES seeking to defer the examination results to the GES to provide the applicants with their examination scores and scripts. Stop them from organizing other examinations until the case is disposed of.
Teachers’ representatives Oheneba Akya Mensah said the problem has affected them mentally, emotionally and physically, making it difficult for them to perform their duties properly as teachers.
Mensah said during the examination some of the applicants did not have index numbers and were asked to use their staff numbers, one was absent and another had an accident but all were declared failed.
He said that this is not the first time that such incidents have occurred, so they want to set a precedent.
Meanwhile, the Tema High Court presided over by Justice Emmanuel Angamah set December 12, 2022 for the movement of the ‘B’ application.