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Address delay in teachers’ promotion, GES boss tasked

Over the years, several stakeholders have expressed serious concerns about teacher promotion.

Some instructors bemoan the delays in their promotions, which have a negative impact on their professional advancement.

Dr. Eric Nkansah, the new Director General of the Ghana Education Service, has been given immediate authority by the education minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, to implement measures to remedy the problem.

“I don’t understand why we should recruit someone for a period of six months if they don’t have a staff ID and aren’t getting paid. They won’t be content employees, and content classrooms produce contented students who study more effectively.

“So, the Director General has been tasked with working with the teachers, unions, and other organizations to ensure our teachers have what it takes so their payments would be processed in a timely fashion.

“With those who must undergo promotion, not through the ranks (the lower ranks) or the beginning ranks, I want to ensure that they prioritize it because it is unfair for someone to teach for two years before promotion is due, they have completed all the evaluations, but the document has not been sent to the headquarters for them to receive their promotion letters. The GES has been told to take whatever action is necessary. To ensure that teacher promotions are not delayed, we will give them more staff if they need it.

This information was provided to journalists by Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum during his Friday, November 25, 2022 courtesy visit to the Asem Cluster of schools in Kumasi.

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