Concerned newly trained teachers in the country are up in arms against the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service for what they say is a deliberate ploy by government not to employ them through the introduction of the licensure exams.
One of the executives of the trained teachers, Lydia Owusu who expressed the frustration of their members on Accra based okay Fm and monitored by BestNewsGH.com said the modus operandi of government is to ensure that most of them fail the exams so that they will not be absorbed in the system.
According to her, the measures instituted by government in the lead up to the licensure exams are frustrating and have rendered most of their members helpless.
‘’If you look at the Medical and Dental Council, the legal counsel and the nurses and midwifery council, it is already embedded in the prospectus of the students that they will write the licensure exams for their respective fields ,adding that the exact opposite is their situation.
According to her, they were not made aware of the exams until two months after they had completed school, a situation she described as a big worry to them.
Ms. Lydia Owusu said they will prefer to return the trainee allowances government paid to them while they were in school, to keeping it and remaining unemployed, saying government is hiding behind the restored teacher trainee allowance to deprive them of employment.
She described the recently written licensure exams as fraught with several challenges that frustrated their members during the three day period that they wrote the exams.
‘’When you write an exam, you will either pass or fail and if you have an invigilator telling you in the exam hall that ‘as for the exams you have written but the marking is what will determine your faith’, it means automatically, the plan is to fail some of us. That is the signal he sent and we won’t accept that. We won’t allow government to keep us at home. We voted for them and this was not they told us’’ she argued further.