Akrokeri College trainees missing results found

The Akrokeri College of Education has published the 2013 examination results of the three- teacher trainees that could not be traced.

The publication comes after Ghana News Agency ( GNA) investigations established that the 2013 examination results of three teacher trainees could not be found, though; other candidates’ results had been released by the University of Cape Coast (UCC).

Dr Emmanuel Kwasi Asiedu, Principal of the College who confirmed the release of the results to GNA on Saturday said UCC only sent the results together with some other documents to the college last weekend.

He expressed disappointment about what he called the “unprofessionalism” of media reports about the uncertainty surrounding the whereabouts of the students’ results, saying, the publication came when the results had been published on the College’s notice board on April 17, 2014.

Meanwhile, the affected candidates have expressed dissatisfaction over the outcome of the two examination papers written in July/August 2013. Notwithstanding, they have also appealed for the immediate release of their teaching practice results.

Mr George Owusu said failure by the college authorities to release the results, meant that they could not process further documents to facilitate the teacher trainees stay in the classroom to teach.

Dr Aseidu explained that the candidates failed to meet the requirement of the teaching practice and did not qualify to be graded on it.

The principal had, subsequently, written to the various districts they serve requesting for the withdrawal of their services.

GNA inquiry at the Obuasi Methodist Primary and Junior High Schools (JSS), where the affected students were posted, showed that the trainees submitted lesson notes regularly and were also supervised six times by the college authorities.

The lesson notes submission books in the schools also showed that the trainees started the teaching practice on October 22, 2012 and left on Friday, July 5, 2013.

Mrs Alice Oduro, Headmistress of Obuasi Methodist JSS, said the trainees were regular and punctual in school and conducted themselves well.

Mrs Oduro said the trainees stayed throughout their period of service and the school organised “tokens” for them as a way of appreciation for their meritorious and dedicated services.

She said Akrokeri College of Education never communicated to the school authorities about the dismissal or rustication of the students to the school, and expressed surprised about the college authorities’ position that the students did not complete their teaching practice.

The College had earlier denied any underhand dealing after a court order compelled it to allow the students accused of rioting against unpaid allowances in 2013 to write the exam.

The three students wrote the examination under strict supervision and were denied access to the attendance sheet, raising suspicion that the papers had been intercepted by college authorities.

The results were released last year by UCC, with “absent” written before the names of the three students, one physically challenged. GNA

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