Tamale teacher uses his money to buy booklets and print examination for pupils

Tamale teacher uses his money to buy booklets and print examination for pupils

A class 6 teacher in a basic school in the Tamale metropolis has bought with his own money, answer booklets for pupils in his school to write their end of term examination.

YEN.com.gh has sighted a report pointing to the fact that a teacher in the Tamale metropolis of the Northern region, is now bearing the cost of the printing of examination papers and buying booklets for students to write their exams.

Citinewsroom.com reports that the teacher's extreme save-the-day decision follows the Ghana Education Service's (GES) prohibition to schools to stop billing parents for the printing of such papers.

The directive which has so far caused intense public debate, with opposition politicians chiding the government for not making sure there was an alternative to funding the examination process.

Some teachers have been compelled to write examination questions on chalkboards for pupils.

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The teachers in the report available to YEN.com.gh, spoke on condition of anonymity; even including the one paying for the printing of papers and buying of booklets.

One was quoted as saying: “I had to print the questions to help my pupils and also facilitate the examination process.

Imagine writing over 20 mathematics questions on the chalkboard for these pupils to answer, how can they write."

“The parents insisted that they would pay for the printing fee. So we sent a copy of the agreement to Metropolitan Education Directorate."

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But speaking on the Morning Starr radio show Wednesday, April 3, 2019, spokesperson for the Education ministry, Vincent Assafuah, said even though the payment of the capitation grant, which was to be used to print the exam papers delayed, the teachers were wrong to dramatise with the situation.

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