GES react to “sobolo” snacks at curriculum training

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Cassandra Twum Ampofo, Public Relations Officer for the Ghana Education Service (GES) says her outfit did not serve Teachers “sobolo” and cocoa drink as snacks during its Curriculum and Assessment Training in August 2019.

About 152,000 Teachers, Headteachers and other educationists were trained by the GES on the new curriculum at all districts ahead of the 2019/2020 academic year.

After the 5-day training, some teachers took to social media to express their displeasure with  the GES over the snack served them at the first day of the training.

Some of the teachers posted pictures of cocoa drinks in polythene bags allegedly served them at the end of the training.

Teachers in the Ejisu Dwabeng District were reportedly served Sobolo with pie whereas Coco Drink with biscuit were served in other districts across the nation.

Reacting to the incident, Cassandra Twum Ampofo, Public Relations Officer for the Ghana Education Service (GES) who spoke to Atinka FM’s Ekourba Gyasi on the AM Drive, stated that GES did not serve the content of the pictures which went viral on social media to the teacher.

According to her, the GES disbursed monies to these districts for them to provide their own snacks during the training.

She added that, it was unfortunate that some of the districts provided sobolo, cocoa drinks etc for its teachers.

“The management of GES were not happy with the unfortunate incident which overshadowed the beauty of the training program, which  was designed with full recognition of the exigency of modern times and the global imperative of quality education, as required by the Sustainable Development Goals,” she said.


Ghana | | Vivian Adu Boatemaa