256 teachers who sat for their promotional examination in December 2021 at the Ada Training College have filed a lawsuit against the Ghana Education Service.
The lawsuit which enjoins the Attorney General as a respondent is challenging the failure of all the 256 teachers who sat for the examination.
The teachers who are currently on the Assistant Director Grade II rank were expecting to pass the examination and receive a promotion to the position of Assistant Director I.
But according to the legal representative of the teachers, James Enu, it is rather bizarre that all the candidates failed in the examination.
He noted that a petition was filed by the aggrieved teachers with GES who reported that it found nothing untoward about the results after conducting its investigations into the matter.
But according to the lawyer, his clients believed that the GES did not conduct any investigations into the issue and therefore instructed him to write on their to the Service to request for their scripts and scores, but received no response to that effect.
The lawyer expressed worry about the fact that GES did not disclose the pass mark prior to the examination and only informed his clients that they had all failed after they had sat for the examination.
The teachers as part of the reliefs being sought in court are asking for the examination results to be set aside.
They are also asking the court to order GES to furnish the applicants with their exams scores and scripts, as well as put an injunction on the defendant to prevent them from organizing other exams until the determination of the case.
A representative of the teachers, Oheneba Akyea Mensah according to a report says they have all been affected psychologically emotionally, and physically, making it difficult for them to properly discharge their duties as teachers.
He noted that the some of their colleagues during the exam did not have index numbers and were asked to use their staff numbers, adding that one was also absent while another got involved in an accident but all of them were declared as failed.
According to him, their pursuit of the matter is to set a precedent as this is not the first time such an incident has occurred.
Meanwhile, the Tema High Court B presided by Justice Emmanuel Ankamah which is hearing the case has set December 12, 2022, for the movement of the application.