The National Teaching Council (NTC), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MoE), Ghana Education Service (GES), and UNICEF, has arranged an online course for all teachers to earn 15 CPD points in order to renew their licenses. According to NTC, this is a two-week training aimed at primary school teachers (BS1 to BS6), as well as headteachers and School Improvement Support Officers (SISOs).
The Ministry of Education has denied allegations made against them that textbooks supply for the new curriculum will be in by 2024. A statement released on 20th May 2022, reads; "The Ministry of Education has noted with surprise news publications making rounds, which purport that Government is unable to provide schools with textbooks for the new curriculum until 2024.
Following the re-openining of basic schools (Primary and JHS), lesson notes preparation by teachers is still mandatory. However the Management of GES has released a communique on lesson note preparation. The communique reads; Notice to All Facilitators _ TM1 There has already been a communique that lesson needs evidence of preparation.For this reason, teachers must continue to prepare and submit lessons.However, the submission of the prepared lessons can be submitted electronically or manually.
The Executive Director of Africa Educational Watch (EduWatch) has lamented that although basic schools will resume tomorrow, 10th May 2022, there are still no text books for the learners to use for the new curriculum. He said that, it has been three (3) years now since the introduction of the New Curriculum but no text books have been provided.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) has no prescribed dress or uniform for teachers. However, both male and female teachers are advised to dress decently for school as some of the children look to them as their role models. Female teachers are advised to put on dresses that will not expose their private parts.
The Executive Director of Africa Education Watch, Eduwatch, Mr. Kofi Asare has quizzed the Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Director-General of GES, Prof. Kwasi Opoku together with the National Curriculum for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) for the long delay in getting textbooks for primary school children.
Information gathered indicates that approximately basic 18 Schools in Assin North Municipality in the Central Region are currently facing infrastructure challenges; which is making teaching and learning unattractive. About 60% of these schools are studying under deplorable conditions. As part of efforts to help salvage the situation, the Network for Assin Development, a non-governmental organization has taken a giant move by donating 80 dual desks and educational materials, to Dwenakyi DA Primary School in the Assin North Municipality.
Many teachers who have not yet received the TM1 laptops have expressed their disappointment in the GES and the teacher unions on teachers. Others are worried about when they will receive their purchased laptops. Their sentiments are expressed on various teachers platforms on Facebook, telegram and Whatsapp.
There has been hardship in the country recently, the cost of living has been so high, fuel prices has has been increasing day in and out, prices of products at the market has also been increasing and most people has been complaining about their salaries not being paid.
Sad news coming from the Oti Region this afternoon is very bad. It was reported that, heavy storm which occured in Kete Krachi and its environment destroys allot of Government properties and classroom blocks. The student of affected schools cannot go to school unless the structures are set up.
The statics on child pregnancies – girls in primary and junior high schools in the Central Region, who got pregnant last year, is more disturbing and this has sent the health and education authorities scrambling to prevent them from carrying out unsafe abortions, to endanger their lives.
Hundreds of students in Wioso have benefitted from the Otumfuo-Agroecom Mobile Learning Project (OAMLP) following the two-week stay of the team in Wioso in the Ahafo Ano South District of the Ashanti Region. Students from various schools including Wioso D/A JHS and Primary, Wioso St. Peter’s R/C JHS and Primary, and Wioso Joy Preparatory JHS and Primary, were provided knowledge in Information Communication Technology (ICT), Reading, and customs.
To make place for a football park, community demolished a school structure at Wassa Nsuopun. (watch)
At Wassa Nsuopun in the Wassa Amenfi East municipal in the Western Region, a community breakdown classrooms of Nsuopun M/A Primary, now Nsuopun M/A Basic school. During a conversation with one of the teachers at the school about this tragic situation, he narrated the story of how, last November and December, while they were on vacation, four of their classrooms were destroyed before they returned to school.
Information reaching "Asaase" radio indicates that eleven (11) children at Paga have sustained various degrees of injuries, following an unexpected rainstorm. According to the reports from Asaase 99.5 FM, the eleven (11) children who were injured are students of Paga E/A primary school.
One of the schools in Kpakpa in Kpandai District in the Northern region of Ghana is facing a big blow in terms of classroom. Ghana has grown in a way that such things should be a thing of the past. When it rains, no one is able to enter the roof.
Social media is flooded with varied pictures of teachers wearing a uniform and netizens cannot keep calm about it since the pictures went viral. There have been mixed reactions from the public, especially teachers over the introduction of uniform for teachers by the Ghana Education Service. As numerous people are in awe whether it is fake news whereas some wonder who incubated the whole idea, the origin have finally been known.
Mr. Kofi Asare, the Executive Director of Africa Educational Watch (EduWatch) has asserted that, government should convert teacher trainee allowance to a deprived teaching allowance. He believe that it will only allow teachers who accept postings to deprived areas to enjoy such allowance. In a post shared on his official Facebook page on Thursday, 12th April 2022, he wrote;
In the Garu district, 45 primary schools have been chosen to participate in a super quiz competition
The Ghana Education Service (GES) has chosen 45 public schools to compete in a super quiz tournament in the Upper East Region's Garu area. The basic schools were chosen based on the recommendations of SOMAD Ghana, the competition's organizer. According to Nuatey Benjamin, the CEO of SOMAD Ghana, the move is intended to motivate students to learn while also improving their capacity to speak in public.
Journalist Seth Kwame Boateng has solved a mobility challenge confronting an infant from the Anyaano M/A Primary B at Moshie Zongo in Kumasi. The boy whose name was not disclosed in a post put up by Seth is said to be in Kindergarten (KG) 2. According to the journalist, he was contacted by one Veronica who introduced herself as his classmate from the Kumasi Anglican Senior High School (KASS) informing him about the mobility challenges of the KG 2 student.
Due to a lack of school furniture, students at Nsesereso R/C primary school in Dormaa central municipality in Bono Region study on the bare floor and stones. Mr. Daniel Nyarko, the school's headteacher, stated that the school block was established in 1944, but the KG block is in a dilapidated state with no furniture, and that students have had difficulty studying during teaching and learning since then.