The Ghana Education Service(GES) has announced the investigation of fake text messages sent to graduate teacher trainees who picketed at the premises of the GES on Monday.
The fake texts instruct the recipient mainly graduate teacher trainees from the 2016, 2017, and 2018 batches at home to report to the GES for their postings.
Screenshots of the texts were provided by the Coalition of Unposted Trained Teachers amid their protest on Monday, but the GES has denied sending out any text messages falsely telling them to report to their offices for postings.
Reacting to the development on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.5 FM, Cassandra Twum-Ampofo, the Head of the Public Relations of GES, said security officials are still investigating the source.
“We suspect some unscrupulous people behind these fraudulent act. The Security agencies have taken the matter up and investigating. We’ll hunt for those people at all cost.” she told host Kweku Owusu Adjei in an interview.
Meanwhile, eleven of the graduate teacher trainees arrested for unlawful picketing at the Ghana Education Service (GES) headquarters will be arraigned latter today.
The teachers, who are mainly 2016, 2017 and 2018 batches of various Colleges of Education, stormed the GES headquarters on Monday to demand postings, but were unlucky to be arrested by the Accra Police for unlawful assembly.
Police say the protesters had claimed that they were there on the invitation of the GES but this was proven to be false after checks.
“We followed up and we had information that they haven’t sent any information to that effect. So they were advised to vacate the premises since they had not been invited but the leaders said they were not leaving,” she narrated to reporters after their arrest.