Teachers writing exams on board takes Ghana 10 years back – Educationist
An education consultant and a member of the Ghana National Education Coalition Kofi Asare has berated the ongoing situation in some public schools where teachers write end of term examination questions on boards for students to write and answer.
Social media space in Ghana is currently awash with Pictures of teachers writing exam questions on blackboards.
Many Ghanaians have expressed anger on social media at the development which they describe as an embarrassment to the nation. The Ghana Education Service which manages schools in the country is yet to comment on the pictures.
Reports, however, suggest that monies needed to print exam questions have not been sent to the schools by the Central government.
Speaking to Francis Abban on the Morning Starr Wednesday, Mr. Asare said the development is taking Ghana from the strides that it has made in education.
“ The inefficiency is taking us back into ten years ago. Writing on boards affects the performance of students in BECE exams. This ambulance service approach in our educational sector must be looked at. The capitation grants have not been sent to the schools since the beginning of the academic year. We have engaged government on this severally. We need to understand that a school cannot be managed without money.
“We are tired of the English and Grammar from the Education Ministry. We want to see some action. Let’s not create the impression that because the Free SHS is a political promise, we have to pay attention to it and neglect the basic school education which is a constitutional right,” he said.
Also commenting on the development, the President of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) Philipa Larson noted the current situation is deplorable.
“Teachers writing exams questions for pupils on the chalkboard will not help us at all as a country and will not help our students. Writing on the chalkboard means that children will have to write all the questions as the teacher waits for them to clean other parts of the board to write subsequent questions”.