The Ministry of Education has denied reports that it has postponed the re-opening date for Senior High Schools and Basic Schools.
Reports on social media suggested that the Minister gave the directive to facilitate the dismissal of some pupil teachers who have failed to upgrade themselves.
The ministry condemned the practice of spreading false messages on social media to mislead the public.
[contextly_sidebar id=”aff43NF4PQZ08bVeclwSPbeJIuiwUFfm”]According to the ministry, the messages are being sent by “faceless elements in the society.”
Speaking to Citi News, the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry Paul Krampah said the reopening date for the various secondary schools is still slated for September 16.
“The Ministry has not issued any press release concerning any reopening date…The reopening day of both basic and senior high schools remain unchanged,” he said.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) has terminated the appointment of all pupil teachers across the country.
The action according to the GES was taken because the affected teachers have failed to upgrade themselves.
The acting Director General of the GES, Charles Aheto Tsegah who confirmed the decision to Citi Newsdisclosed that the dismissed pupil teachers will be replaced by trained teachers.
By: Marian Efe Ansah/citifmonline.com/Ghana