The Education Ministry has issued a one week ultimatum to its Ashanti Regional Directorate, to investigate and furnish it with a report on why 24,000 pupils in Bosomtwe district failed to write their end of first term examination.
According to the Ministry, the reason given by the Bosomtwe District Director that payment of the Capitation grant delayed is weak.
Last week, Daily Graphic reported that about 24,000 pupils from 20 basic schools in the Bosomtwe District of the Ashanti Region were unable to write their end-of-term examinations because the examination papers could not be printed due to lack of funds.
However, Head of Public Relations Unit of the Ministry of Education, Paul Krampah tells Joy News the Ministry wants to investigate whether the reason given by the Bosomtwe District, is the true reflection of what is on the ground.
According to Mr. Krampah, two terms arrears had been paid to the schools last term and therefore, no school should use delay in payment of arrears as excuse for not conducting end of term examination.
Meanwhile, the Ashanti Regional Education Director said he was yet to receive any directive from the Education Ministry.