A group of visually impaired graduate teachers have accused the Ghana Education Service of doing little to get them deployed to serve as tutors in various schools across the country.
These unemployed teachers say they have met all requirements including the passing of a Teacher Licensure Exam but have been home since 2019.
They have alleged that the GES is deliberately delaying their deployment because they are visually impaired.
A member of the group, Solomon Tangkpaa, told UniversNews that they have reached out to the Special Education Division of the Ghana Education Service but are yet to have their concerns addressed.
“We completed our teacher training in the Upper West region in 2019. When we finished, we were asked to write licensure exams required by the GES and we passed. Though we applied for posting, we weren’t posted so we decide to do a follow-up to the regional level. We contacted the Special Education Division in Accra in charge of persons with disabilities and submitted the list. We realized that they weren’t putting in efforts as we wanted them to,“ he said.
Solomon believes that the delay is because they are visually impaired as some persons at the Service have not reacted to them well after seeing them in their state.
“I went to see the Human Resource Secretary of the GES in Accra after he spoke to me nicely and asked reasons why hasn’t been posted. But upon realizing my situation, his mood changed and told me to go back, saying that they were going to get back to me. Whenever I call and they realize it was me, the line will be hanged up and wouldn’t be able to reach them,” he said.
The group wants the government to intervene in the matter.
“When I asked if we weren’t posted because of our current situation, I was told that it was not out of discrimination but because the right process hasn’t been followed. At this point, we think the GES is not being fair to us. We hope the government hears our cry,” he added
Story by: Angela Owusu Nyarko | universnewsroom.com