The African Education Watch is calling for the cancellation of the teachers' promotion examination conducted on February 20 and 21 2020 following the alleged leakage of the examination questions.
According to the group, the leakage has compromised the integrity of the promotional system and as a result, the examination must be cancelled and rewritten.
Speaking on Starr FM today, the Executive Director of Africa Watch Kofi Asare said the GES must re-conduct another promotional test that has the credibility to save their image.
African Education Watch also called on the Ministry of Education to investigate the circumstances leading to the wide public leakage of the tests conducted by the Institute of Education Planning and Administration of the UCC, for the GES and make its findings public.
The Education Service announced the first-ever aptitude test for staff promotion which was to replace the hitherto face-to-face interview sessions that were fraught with multiple challenges.
The Director-General of the GES, Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, in an earlier interview said the new promotion process was being introduced to ensure that the about 35,000 GES staff applied for promotion every year went through the process fairly, transparently and based on competence.
February 20-21 were dates scheduled for the promotion aptitude test of qualified staff of the Ghana Education Service (GES).
GES staff participated in the two-day promotion test at 48 centres throughout the country.
But it emerged from media reports that questions for the examinations set by the Ghana Education Service (GES) as well as the answers for promotion of teachers leaked hours to the examinations.