The Ghana Education Service, GES has directed public school headteachers across the country to write 2019 third term examination questions on chalkboards.
The GES, therefore, asked teachers to desist from collecting money from pupils for the printing of examination questions.
In April this year (2019) teachers wrote exam questions on chalkboards following government’s delay in releasing Capitation Grants for the 2018/19 academic year.
The move was criticised by a section of the public on social media but the GES in a statement said teachers are free to repeat the practice.
The situation according to teachers has slowed academic activities as until recently, question papers were printed for all exams, including those who are being prepared for the final examination.
Formerly, pupils were charged a fee for printing of questions which was convenient for both teachers and pupils. But the GES has this year directed that no fee be charged as part of enforcing the free education policy at the basic level. Following this directive, teachers have been forced to write the 2018/19 third term examination on chalkboards.
In a statement issued by the GES, teachers and head teachers who have taken monies from parents to conduct end of term exams to return them with immediate effect.
Below are excerpts of the statement by the Ghana Education Service,
5. The Examination Units of the various Districts should monitor the End of Year Examinations and report outcomes to their respective Directors of Education.