Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) describe as an unfortunate warning by Education Minister to sack school heads who superintend over a 90 percent failure rate.

GNAT says the teacher cannot be solely responsible for the failures in our basic education.

Education Minister Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh warned that basic and second cycle school heads who record 90 percent or more failure in their final exams will be sacked.

He said the persistent poor performance of the students in the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) is unacceptable demanding that the school heads justify their continued stay in their positions.

Addressing heads of senior high schools (SHS) in Kumasi as part of a two-day familiarization tour to the Ashanti Region he emphasised that the Ministry would not continue to accommodate school heads who superintend over consistent poor performance.

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