GES, AG sued over promotional examination failures

GES, AG sued over promotional examination failures

The Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Attorney General and Minister for Justice have sued over their mass failure within the December 2021 promotional examinations.

The plaintiffs, who’re 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 candidates (academics), told the Ghana News Agency that not one of the 256 academics, who wrote the exams at that centre passed, including that, such an prevalence was weird.

Mr. Enu said despite the fact that the candidates petitioned the GES to examine the difficulty, they have been knowledgeable that nothing untoward was discovered within the circumstances main to their failure.

He said the candidates, nonetheless, believed that the GES didn’t conduct any investigations into the difficulty, due to this fact, he wrote on behalf of his clients to the Service to request for his or her scripts and scores, however no response was received to that impact.

He added that it was additionally worrying that the cross mark for the exams was not disclosed to the candidates before they sat for it however relatively, they have been knowledgeable after the examination that they’d all failed the paper.

He said it was based mostly on these that the candidates took legal motion against the GES searching for the courtroom to set apart the outcomes of the examination to GES to furnish the candidates with their exams scores and scripts, in addition to put an injunction on the defendant to forestall them from organizing other exams till the willpower of the case.

Mr. Oheneba Akyea Mensah, a representative of the academics, said the difficulty had affected them psychologically, emotionally, and bodily, making it troublesome for them to correctly discharge their duties as academics.

Mr. Mensah said through the exams, a number of the candidates didn’t have index numbers and have been requested to use their employees numbers, including that one was additionally absent whereas one other received concerned in an accident however all of them have been declared as failed.

He said they wished to set a precedent, as this was not the primary time such an incident had occurred.

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

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