The Ghana Education Service has a significant message for all teachers, especially junior and senior high school teachers. But if you are in Primary or Kindergarten, this information might be helpful to you.
This is because you might be b asked by your head teacher to step in for a teacher or to replace a teacher at the junior high or school level.
The announcement is that, the long-awaited workshop for the yet-to-be implemented Common Core Curriculum (CCC) Programme is slated to take place soon before basic schools reopen.
Information convened has it that the date for the workshop is under preparation but highly possible to commence next week.
The 5-day non-residential workshop is meant to train all junior high school teachers (Form 1- Form 3) plus all form 1 teachers in the various public senior high schools spread across the country. Worthy to note is that the upcoming workshop is compulsory for every teacher employed by the Ghana Education Service who fall in the category mentioned in paragraph one above.
As I speak, head teachers, Circuit Supervisors, District and Regional Directors of Education nationwide are being engaged in terms of planning the venues and other related items necessary for the smooth running of the workshop. I hope the workshop takes off as planned after being postponed many times last year and the supported materials for the smooth implementation of the curriculum is also ready.
Ghanaian comedian Michael Kwadwo Afriyie who is known widely as Teacher Kwadwo has reportedly left the shores of Ghana for abroad days after he was given the sack by GES.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) took disciplinary action against Teacher Kwadwo for misconduct and insubordination.
In a recent update, Teacher Kwadwo has shared a photo of himself at the airport with a caption that intimates that he has decided to leave Ghana for good.
His caption suggested that since he was not welcomed in Ghana, he has decided to relocate abroad where he would be appreciated and welcomed.
George Oware wrote: We know you are doing well already and don’t need GES money but please for the sake of the kids you love to teach,stop making it look like being a teacher didn’t mean so much to you
Christineghato wrote: Oh Teacher Kwadwo, I really wish you well. I hope you find employment. Very sad that in 2021 living in a democratic Country, one can not speak his truth. Nothing last forever. All the best.
Stunna_Brown wrote: Never experienced such intolerance level ever since I was born whaaat… Hmm may God open doors for you bro
Popular Ghanaian comedian cum professionally trained teacher, Teacher Kwadwo known in real life as Michael Owusu Afriyie has been sacked by the Ghana Education Service (GES).
He earlier posted a photo of the letter he received from the Ghana Education Service (GES) and later brief the content of the letter on social media.
Taking to his Facebook page and timeline, he didn’t disclosed the exact details of the letter as he attributed it to “some professional reasons”
He noted that the reasons for his sack are very funny as he threaten to take action against the GES saying it’s going to be the first-ever Teacher vs GES fight in the history of Ghana Education.
In his words, “Okay, so for some “PROFESSIONAL” reasons I can’t post the content of the letter here but all that is in the letter is that My District Education Office through the Ghana Education Service says that, they have sacked me.
Their reasons are very funny.
This is going to be the 1st ever TEACHER vs GES fîght in the history of Ghana Education. Y’all relax because it will be all over the news soon and y’all will know the head and tail of it.
With the NPP in power, Ghana will transform beyond 2024, according to the Education Minister, Hon. Yaw Adutwum.
In a one-on-one conversation with Kwami Sefa Kayi on Thursday’s “Kokrokoo,” Hon. Yaw Adutwum discussed some of the President’s developmental measures aimed at improving the sector.
He discussed the government’s initiatives to assist students in gaining technical and other practical skills that will help them better integrate into society and ensure that they become great future leaders.
He noted that because education is the foundation of every economy, the President and the Education Ministry are committed to providing children with the resources they need to obtain a high-quality education.
“In the blink of an eye, your country will be revolutionized if your education system is transformed. The focus is on education. Everything else you do will be wrong if you don’t get education properly,” he remarked.
He asked Ghanaians to vote to keep the New loop Patriotic Party in power so that the President’s agenda is not shattered by a new government.
“With the NPP in power, Ghana will change beyond 2024.” The National People’s Party (NPP) will be in power. Ghanaians do not want anything negative to happen to them. He stated, “They like wonderful things.”
The Ghana Education Service (GES), has cautioned the management of the various Senior High Schools in the country against collecting illegal fees from final year students.
It said the warning has been necessitated by the many complaints it has received about school authorities levying final year students to pay various fees as part of their final year clearance system.
In the memo to all regional directors of education, the GES said heads of schools found culpable in the act must be interdicted.
“Management of Ghana Education Service (GES) has received several complaints indicating that some school authorities are levying final year students PTA dues and other charges, as part of their (final year students) clearance system. Management of GES wishes to state categorically that under no circumstance should any school authority use the payment of PTA levies or any other unauthorized charges as part of the clearance system for final year students,” the memo stated.
The GES said its officers who breach the memo will be duly sanctioned.
“Heads and school authorities are cautioned to strictly desist from collecting any unauthorized and/or illegal charges under the guise of final year students clearance system. Anyone who breaches this directive will be sanctioned”