The Chairman for the Governing Council of Ghana Education Service (GES), Michael Nsowah, has described it as false the speculations that GES has asked teachers to write examination questions on the chalkboard, hence cancelling examination fees.
According to him, the service has directed headteachers at the basic level to meet parents and discuss the amount needed to conduct examination for their wards.
Speaking to the media, Nsowah, said the service can not determine the specific amount parents should pay since every school has it’s peculiar problem.
He disclosed that government’s policy is to restrain teachers and head teachers from leving pupils directly to affect the Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education (FCUBE) programme.
According to him, it’s the duty and responsibility of the Parents Teacher Association (PTA), to bear the cost of their wards examination fees.
Nsowah described it as a shock the propagations of lies by some head teachers to mud the image of the government.
He attributed such claim to the aggrieved mood of headteachers and some directors at metropolitan, Municipal and district education directorates following the government’s decision to prevent them from illegally leving parents for their selfish interest.
Nsowah therefore asked PTAs to brainstorm with head teachers and come out with a specific amount as examination fees.