The Ghana Education Service (GES) has terminated the appointments of 11 officers for engaging in different kinds of examination malpractices after hearing from the officers involved through a disciplinary committee.
According to the Ghana Education Service in a letter, management has found the officers involved in the malpractice to be guilty pursuant to Section 3.32(III) of the GES Code of Conduct.
Section 3.32 of GES Code of Conduct for Ghana Education Service Staff states:
3.32 Public Examinations
i) No staff acting as an invigilator or a supervisor shall offer assistance to the candidate(s) at National or public examinations, with the intent to cheat.
ii) No staff shall give fore-knowledge of or leak internal or public examination questions to any candidate/person.
iii) No staff shall connive at and or condone collusion or copying at internal or public examinations.
iv) No staff shall indulge in or encourage any act of impersonation at public examinations
The underlisted officers are those that have been sacked from the Ghana Education Service. The sacked officers are:
Name of Officer School Location
- Isaac Mborichie Nchumuruman Senior High School Oti Region
- George Brobbey Fosu Tuobodom Senior High Technical School Bono East Region
- Anim Emmanuel Agyapong JEA Mills Basic School, Dansoman Greater Accra Region
- Reuben Aninakwah Chemunaa Basic School, Mamprobi Greater Accra Region
- Jephter Kwame Nkrumah Nii Kojo Ababio School Greater Accra Region
- Koduah James Smith Sempe Basic School, Mamprobi Greater Accra Region
- Theophilus Gyimah Dansoman ‘4’ Basic School Greater Accra Region
- Edith N. Owusu Bedieso M/A Primary School Ashanti Region
- Frank Amponsem Awurade Basa M/A JHS ‘B’ Ashanti Region
- Stephen Erskine Obuasi Anglican Senior High School Ashanti Region
- Johnson Boakye-Ansah Adu Gyamfi Senior High School Ashanti Region
GES explains that the dismissal of the above-listed officers is based on Section 4.3(IV) of the GES Code of Conduct for GES staff.
4.3 Category ‘B’ Penalty for Major Misconduct
i) Deferment of increment. (This means a postponement of the date on which the next increment is due
with the corresponding postponement in subsequent years).
ii) Reduction in rank or salary. (Reduction in rank means removal to a lower grade, with an immediate reduction in salary. (Reduction of salary means an adjustment of salary to a lower point on the scale attached to the post in question while the post remains unaffected).
iii) Suspension. (Suspension means loss of pay and allowances for a period not exceeding one year as the
disciplinary authority may direct).
iv) Removal from the Ghana Education Service. (This means termination of appointment with full or reduced retirement b e n e fits a s t h e disciplinary authority may direct).
v) Dismissal. (This means termination of appointment with forfeiture of all retirement benefits).
vi) Termination. (This means that the offender may be treated as in [iv] above).
vii) Striking off the name from the Register of Staff. (This means withdrawal of one’s certificate of license to teach/work with consequent termination of appointment for good).