- GCB Bank has sacked 56 former employees of UT and Capital Bank, for failing SSSCE & WASSCE exam
- They have been ordered to hand over all properties of the bank in their possession before they leave
- Their accesses to the bank's systems and networks have also been blocked
GCB Bank has reportedly terminated the contracts of 56 former employees of UT Bank and Capital Bank.
YEN.com.gh understands that the action was taken after an audit revealed that there were questions about the minimum qualifications of about 160 employees.
The 56 people were subsequently issued with “termination of appointment” letters signed by the head of human resources, I. Kojo Essel Junior.
Excerpts of one of the letters, dated February 12, 2019 read, “we wish to advise that with immediate effect, your services to the bank will no longer be required.
“You will be paid an equivalent of one month’s basic salary in lieu of notice in line with section 29 (a) of our Collective Agreement and other benefits you may be entitled to per your contract of employment (less any indebtedness to the bank).”
Graphic.com.gh reports that the letter also called on the affected people to hand over all official properties in their possession before their departure.
It also informed them of the decision of the bank to empower the chief information officer to block their accesses to the bank’s system and network.
Although the letter did not state the reasons for which the appointments were terminated, sources at the bank revealed that the affected persons did not pass Mathematics and English at the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) level.
This was even after they had produced certificates showing they had tertiary education.
A spokesman for the affected workers, Raymond Addai Danquah, however argued that the move was inhumane.
In his opinion, a person’s grade should not be the basis for the determination of appointment.
He added that some of them had qualifications at the Masters level, and for that reason, the directive was questionable.
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