The Ghana Education Service(GES) has explained the reasons behind their action against Mr. Michael Owusu Afriyie popularly known as Teacher Kwadwo, a primary four teacher at the Akrofuom District Assembly Primary School in the Ashanti Region.
According to the service, Teacher Kwadwo was hauled before the Akrofuom District Disciplinary Committee of GES after allegations of professional misconduct were levelled against him.
Investigations by the Committee have revealed that contrary to the rules of the service, Teacher Kwadwo has absented himself for 55 days in just the 2021 academic year.
The Committee’s investigation further reveals that he also refused to prepare lesson plans as a professional teacher. He was found to have ignored the directives of the District Director of Education as far as the preparation of lesson plan was concerned, and has also failed to make his lesson notes available to be vetted by the headteacher of his school.
According to the Committee’s report, Teacher Kwadwo has exhibited the highest level of insubordination towards the District Director and the School Improvement Support Officer(SISO) responsible his school as well as the headteacher of his school.
According to them, in some instances, Teacher Kwadwo even went far by not responding to queries served him by both the headteacher and the SISO.
Adding to that, the Services explains that he has also refused to respond to a query issued to him by the District Director of Education and subsequently failed to appear before a panel formed by the District Director to investigate his conduct.
Reports sighted by InsiderGH.com indicates that his headteacher has been demoted to a classroom teacher for being “incompetent” and unable to stamp his authority and whip him into line.
The School Improvement Support Officer (SISO), who was to supervise his work has also been re-assigned from his current role to a classroom teacher in a different district.
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