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Sack The New GES Boss With Immediate Effect – GNAT Chase New GES Boss

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Sack The New GES Boss With Immediate Effect – GNAT Chase New GES Boss

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) is calling for the appointment of the new Director General of the GES, Dr Eric Nkansah, to be revoked.

According to the Association, the appointment of Dr Eric Nkansah, who is not an educationist, sets a bad precedent among hardworking teachers and educationists.

The association wants the new GES removed before November 4, 2022.

“The position of Director-General of the Ghana Education Service is the preserve of Educationists, and has been occupied by Educationists since its creation in the 1970s, and remained as such, even under the military regimes. Council found the replacement of Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa with Dr Eric Nkansah, a Banker, as both unfortunate and untenable. In the circumstance, therefore, Council calls for the revocation and subsequent appointment of an Educationist to occupy that office by 4′ November 2022,” a communique from the GNAT president indicated

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Before the above statement, The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) was also against the appointment of Dr Eric Nkansah as the new Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES).

The association said Dr Eric Nkansah is a banker with no teaching background, hence the reason they reject his appointment.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo appointed Dr. Eric Nkansah to act as the new Director-General of the Ghana Education Service.

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His appointment takes effect Wednesday, October 19, 2022. The appointment, according to a statement signed by Secretary of the President, Nana Asante Bediatuo, is in consonance with Section 19 (1), (2) (a) and (b) of the Pre-Tertiary Education Act, 2020 (Act 1049).

He is expected to either accept or decline the appointment within fourteen days.

“Pursuant to Section 19 (1), (2) (a) and (b) of the Pre-Tertiary Education Act, 2020 (Act 1049), I am pleased to inform you that the President has appointed you to act as the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (the “Service”) pending receipt of the constitutionally required advice of the governing Council of the Service, given in consultation with the Public Services Commission.

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“Your appointment Is effective October 19, 2022. I take this opportunity to congratulate you formally on your appointment. Kindly indicate your acceptance or otherwise of this appointment, within 14 days of receipt of this letter,” the letter read in part.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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WAEC Should Prevent Exam Malpractice Instead Of Punishing Culprits – Kofi Asare

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WAEC Should Prevent Exam Malpractice Instead Of Punishing Culprits – Kofi Asare

The Executive Director of Africa Education Watch has criticised the West African Examination Council’s (WAEC) cancellation of papers due to examination malpractice.

According to Kofi Asare, the Exam Council should be proactive in preventing examination malpractice rather than punishing students who are involved.

“It will be great to see WAEC putting more effort to prevent malpractice than punishing those involved,” he said.

He made this known in an interview on JoyNews’ The Pulse on Thursday.

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Mr Asare’s comment follows WAEC’s cancellation of a number of candidates’ papers as a result of exam malpractice in this year’s WASSCE examination.

According to him, “looking at the statement released by WAEC, we realised that there is an increase of about 187 percent in the number of subjects that were cancelled compared to last year. Which means it has moved from about 1,300 last year to about 3,600.”

He noted that per the data, the magnitude of examination malpractice keeps increasing, therefore WAEC should be more proactive in dealing with such incidents when they arise.

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Mr Asare explained that the best way to prevent examination malpractice is to ensure it does not happen rather than finding solutions to it when it occurs.

He noted that Ghana has a long way to go when it comes to WASSCE examination even though there is a better performance this year.

Meanwhile, the West African Examination Council has released provisional results for 2022 WASSCE candidates.

In a statement on Thursday, WAEC said the results relate to only Ghanaian students who took part in the exams this year.

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According to the examination body, candidates can access the results on its website.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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1996-Year Group Of Amosu Hands Over Project To School 

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1996-Year Group Of Amosu Hands Over Project To School

The 1996-year group of Assin Manso Old Students Union (AMOSU), has handed over a well-furnished domestic bursar’s office to augment the numerous infrastructure deficit of the school in the Central Region.

The construction of the GH¢35,000 project, has transformed the compound into a beautiful site.

The Reverend Father Eric Ngetea Kabeniah, Chairman of the 1996-year group, said the construction of a domestic bursar’s office was long overdue, so the group out of love for the school honoured the call

The handing-over ceremony coincided with the 57th Founder’s Day celebration of the school.

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He said their alma mater provided them with the best tuition and moral training that made them responsible citizens for the country.

Rev. Kabeniah, encouraged and advised the students to take their studies seriously and expressed joy about the good behaviour of the students when the group visited the school.

In turn, he applauded the teachers for their hard work, teaching the students good moral values and preparing students to meet emerging challenges of digitisation.

Mr Eric Nyarko, the headmaster of the school who received the keys to the building expressed profound gratitude to the 1996-year group who had been supporting the school.

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He assured the group that they would take good care of the facility for longevity.

1996-year group of AMOSU hands over project to school 

He also appealed to other year groups who were yet to get on board to emulate their kind gesture and advised year groups currently sponsoring projects for the school to intensify their support.

Mr Emmanuel Appiah-Kubi, Chairman of the Parent-Teacher Association of the school lauded the efforts of the 1996-year group and appealed for more.

Assin Manso Senior High School was established in November 1965 to serve the Assin South District of the Central Region but has become one of the best schools in the Region.

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Currently the population of the school is about 3,000 with a teaching staff strength of about 200 and 75 non- teaching staff.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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256 Teachers Sue GES Over Promotional Exams Failure

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256 Teachers Sue GES Over Promotional Exams Failure

A teacher in a secondary school explain by means of graphics the fundamental of economics.

Some 256 teachers have sued the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Attorney General over their mass failure in the December 2021 promotional examinations.

The teachers, who are on the Assistant Director Grade II position, sat for the Assistant Director Grade I promotion examination at the Ada Training College Centre.

Mr James Enu, counsel for the applicants (teachers), told the Ghana News Agency that none of the 256 teachers, who wrote the exams at that centre passed, adding that, such an occurrence was bizarre.

Mr Enu said even though the applicants petitioned the GES to investigate the issue, they were informed that nothing untoward was found in the circumstances leading to their failure.

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He said the applicants, however, believed that the GES did not conduct any investigations into the issue, therefore, he wrote on behalf of his clients to the Service to request for their scripts and scores, but no response was received to that effect.

He added that it was also worrying that the pass mark for the exams was not disclosed to the candidates before they sat for it but rather, they were informed after the examination that they had all failed the paper.

He said it was based on these that the applicants took legal action against the GES seeking the court to set aside the results of the exam and order GES to furnish the applicants with their exams scores and scripts, as well as put an injunction on the defendant to prevent them from organizing other exams until the determination of the case.

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Mr Oheneba Akyea Mensah, representatives of the teachers, said the issue had affected them psychologically, emotionally, and physically making it difficult for them to properly discharge their duties as teachers.

Mr Mensah said during the exams some of the applicants did not have index numbers and were asked to use their staff numbers, adding that one was also absent while another got involved in an accident but all of them were declared as failed.

He said they wanted to set a precedence as this was not the first time such incidents have occurred.

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Meanwhile, the Tema High Court ‘B’ presided over by Justice Emmanuel Ankamah, has set December 12, 2022, for the movement of the application.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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