Teachers’ Strike affects end of term examinations for JHS pupils

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By Lorlornyofm December 10, 2019 06:47

Teachers’ Strike affects end of term examinations for JHS pupils

– Many Junior High School pupils could not write their end of term examinations starting Monday, because most basic and secondary school teachers in the country are on strike.

Some of the pupils, who spoke to the Ghana News Agency on conditions of anonymity, therefore, expressed their disappointments over their inability to start their examinations, saying, it would be extra burden on them.

They said they prepared well for the examinations during the weekend, “only to be told we will not write it today. But we were told the papers were ready and that they will add the ones we could not write today to that of tomorrow and the rest of the week”.

When the GNA went round selected schools including; the odorgonno Basic Model School One &Two, in the Ga Central Municipality, on Monday, it found out that National Service personnel saved the strike situation at the Model One, by stepping in to teach the pupils.

At the Model Two School, school officials told the GNA that all the teachers were at post because they were not too sure of what might happen.

Meanwhile, the GNA learnt that pupils from Kindergarten to Primary six of all public schools would not write an end of term exams for the first term due to the change in the new school curriculum that affected mainly pupils at the Primary level.

The GNA was told that the Primary teachers were allowed by the Directors of Education to take the pupils through some class tests.

However, those in the JHS level are supposed to write their exams.

Some teachers, who spoke to the GNA early in the day confirmed they had been paid all their “legacy arears” but had to stay off the classroom in solidarity with their colleagues who were yet to be paid.

Information reaching the GNA also had it that some teachers around the country went ahead to teach in spite of the strike action, to the dissatisfaction of their Union leaders.

GNA

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By Lorlornyofm December 10, 2019 06:47
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