JUST IN: 256 teachers accuse unions of neglect amid tussle over promotions
A group of 256 teachers have accused their respective teacher unions of abandoning them in their pursuit for fair results in the Ghana Education Service’s previous year’s promotional test (GES).
On Wednesday, November 23rd, the group filed a lawsuit against the GES, demanding recompense for their allegedly faked exam results.
The Assistant Director Grade II instructors took the Assistant Director Grade I promotion test at the Ada Training College Centre.
In an interview with Citi News, the unhappy group’s spokeswoman, Oheneba Akyea Mensah, said that the unions attempted to stymie their efforts for redress by telling them to withdraw their appeal to the GES.
“At one point, they (Teacher Unions) abandoned us to our fate, but there was a moment when the Greater Accra Regional Chairperson for GNAT and the rest of the unions requested us to persuade our lawyer to write to the GES requesting that he retract what he had submitted to them.”
Meanwhile, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Education Minister, has directed the incoming Director General of the Ghana Education Service to resolve difficulties linked with teacher advancement as soon as possible.
Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Education Minister, has thus asked the incoming Director General of the Ghana Education Service, Dr. Eric Nkansah, to put steps in place to solve the issue.
“With those who must go through promotion, not through the ranks (the lower ranks) or the beginning ranks, I want to make sure they prioritize it because it is not fair for someone to teach for two years and promotion is due, they’ve done all the evaluation, but the document has not been sent to headquarters for them to receive their promotion letters.” We’ve told the GES to do whatever it takes. If they require more personnel, we will supply them with more personnel to guarantee that instructors’ advancements are not delayed.”
Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum made the announcement to press after paying a surprise visit to the Asem Cluster of schools in Kumasi on Friday, November 25, 2022.