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The nationwide strike declared by teachers has disrupted end of term examinations in public basic and pre-tertiary schools in the Volta Region.

Some affected schools visited by the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in the Ho Municipality on Monday showed low student turnout, with the few on campus making their way home.

Schools, which were beginning their end of first term examinations this week, were most affected as teachers failed to report, leaving examination supervision in the hands of a few National Service Personnel (NSP).

At the Philip Akpo Memorial Roman Catholic School in Ho, less than five trained teachers were seen on campus, with a handful of National Service Personnel helping the Headmistress organise examinations.

Almost all lower primary students had either decided to stay at home or left school barely hours after reporting.

Mr Forgive Yao Agoha, Volta Regional Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Ghana Education Service (GES), following a monitoring exercise in some schools in the region, told GNA that quite a number of teachers were in school undertaking their duties.

He said heads of some basic and second cycle institutions have made special arrangements to get National Service Personnel to help conduct examinations, particularly for final year students.

The PRO commended such school heads, including those of the Ho Kpodzi Basic Schools, saying they have exhibited “quality management skills” without which the examinations would have been jeopardized.

He said some heads are deliberating with some teaching staff on the need to report and support the examination exercise and that an Executive of the Ho Kpodzi Basic A Parent Teacher Association has also joined the support team there.

The PRO said at the Mawuko Senior High School, about 65 of the approximately 80 teachers were present and students successfully sat for the mathematics papers.

He said 41 gold track teachers were also present at Mawuli
Source: GNA

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