Scrap IELTS exams for Ghanaians seeking entry into the United Kingdom – Rockson Dafeamekpor
The Member of Parliament for South Dayi, Rockson Dafeamekpor, has joined calls for Ghanaians, seeking entry into the United Kingdom, to be exempted from taking the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination.
Citizens of select countries are required to pass the IELTS exam before they are given permission to either work, stay or school in the United Kingdom.
However, speaking on the floor of parliament, Mr. Dafeamekpor emphasised that, the requirement is not necessary for Ghanaians, since Ghana uses the English Language as the medium of instruction across all levels of teaching and learning.
Hence, his advocacy for exemption.
Meanwhile, some aggrieved Nigerians have also taken to Twitter to decry the requirement. With many making the same argument as the South Dayi MP, amid concerns of the exam fees being costly.
The #ReformIELTSPolicy campaign on Twitter, received the endorsement of the Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo, who noted that Nigerians deserve an exemption from the test, having been formerly colonised by Britain.