The education minister, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh has incited teachers in the country after threatening their jobs should students fail in the WASSCE and BECE exams.
Teachers are so angry and frustrated over the statements of the minister as they argue the minister is overlooking their challenges as a trump card to undermine their contributions.
Reacting to the issue on Onua FM’s Yen Nsempa hosted by Bright Asempa on Thursday, the General Secretary, Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), David Ofori Acheampong said “it is not right to blame teachers”. He asserted, “We should blame the government for this because go to schools in Accra and find out, only KGs have printed syllabus.
The minister's orders follow the poor performance of students in the WASSCE and BECE papers. In 2016, 32 percent of the students obtained the pass grade of A to C6 in the core subjects and 19.82 percent of students obtained D7-E8 which most tertiary.