Investigating alleged Teachers’ Promotion Exams leakage underway according to the GES. The management of GES assured all including the general public that it has initiated investigations into the allegations of leakage and any individual, group, supervisor and or, invigilator found to have engaged in any form of examination malpractice, before, during and after the examinations will be duly sanctioned in accordance with regulations binding public Examinations.
The GES acknowledged the fact that in this age of advanced ICT knowledge and skills, the possibility of leakage before and during the examination cannot be completely ruled out. However, its initial checks and reports from all the 35 examinations centres across the country do not suggest that applicants had foreknowledge of the questions.
It also revealed that no cases of malpractice have been reported. Management of GES is willing and ready to work with any person(s) or organisation(s) with information on the alleged leakage and urges them to come over to assist.
This was contained in a press release dated 22nd February by the Ghana Education Service and sighted by NewsGhana24.com. The investigating alleged Teachers’ Promotion Exams leakage was first reported by vigilant media houses.
The released also indicated that management of GES was highly grateful to the leadership of the Pre-Tertiary Education Unions for their support and immense contribution to the new promotion process.
Some 33,650 shortlisted applicants took part in the maiden Promotion Aptitude Test held on 20th
and 21st February, 2020 in 35 Centres across the country.
The statement was also used to thank media houses for informing and educating the general
public on the new programme.
As new a programme, the process faced some initial challenges: some shortlisted candidates either did not receive their index numbers at all or received them late; some index numbers and names were mixed up; some applicants were assigned to wrong examination centres, etc. Majority of all such issues that came to our attention were referred to the consultants and were resolved on or before the examinations dates.