The Deputy Minister of Education, John Ntim Fordjour on Okay Fm announced on Thursday, 13th January 2022 that, The double-track system used to contain enrolment in various public Senior High Schools amid Free SHS have been suspended for the 2022 academic year. However the PRO of the Ministry of Education, Mr. Kwasi Kwarteng in a post on his Facebook page said Double Track is not suspended.
Mr. Kwasi Kwarteng, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Education (MoE) has described as misleading and untrue a report by Africa Education Watch that some 44,000 teachers in the 2021 academic year alone quit teaching in the country. The Education Think Tank – EduWatch in its new year message quoted a provisional date from EMIS said some 44,000 (over 15%) teachers left basic schools in 2021 with no replacement.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) has finally revealed the actual date for the training of teachers for the implementation of the new Junior High School curriculum popularly known as the Common Core Curriculum (CCP) for all public basic School teachers in the country. The CCP workshop training for teachers was rescheduled to be implemented in the 2022/2023 academic year due to factors that were beyond the control of the GES.
The Ministry of Education has confirmed that the double track system in the senior high schools in Ghana has not been completely eliminated. In a post released on Friday, January 14th 2022 by Mr. Kwasi Kwarteng the PRO of the Ministry of Education, he confirmed it. "Double Track is not completely abolished.
The public relations officer of the Ministry of Education, Kwasi Kwarteng has refuted claims by a section of the public that students loan is replacing nursing and teacher trainees allowance. Mr. Kwarteng posted on his Facebook handle that such news is false and not backed by facts. This was after a publication was posted on social media platforms that the Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum said his outfit is not scraping the allowance off rather, substituting it with students loan which debtors will pay after gradation when they are gainfully employed.
The Ministry of Education (MoE) mid-January or late February this year is expected to be given financial clearance for the Ghana Education Service (GES) to recruit graduates teachers, the Spokes person of the Ministry of Education revealed on his official Facebook page. The MoE official, Mr. Kwasi Kwarteng on Saturday said the Management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) will only consider graduate teachers who have completed national service and passed the teacher licensure examination for the 2022 recruitment.
Just when all learners and teachers at the basic level nationwide were told to remain in school for an additional week because of the maiden National Standardized Test slated for 17th December 2021, the Ministry of Education has something different to say too. Hours after the announcement that all schools i.e.
The Ghana Education Service has just released a post concerning the exact vacation date for all public junior schools in the country. Unlike the previous one that was given, all junior high schools are to vacate within this week. Even though some have already vacated based on the announcement by the Ministry of Education through the PRO, Kwasi Kwarteng.
Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Following the reportage by some online news portals and traditional media houses that senior high school education is set to move from three years duration to six years, the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Education, Kwasi Kwarteng has refuted the reportage.
NAGRAT: Mass Failure in Teachers Licensure Exams is Government's Tactic to Reduce Teachers Recruitment
The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) after the majority of candidates who sat for the teacher licensure examination failed has described the test as a ploy to reduce teachers recruitment in the public sector. Mr Angel Carbonu, the President of NAGRAT expressing concerns over the mass failure said the government not considering those who could not pass the exams for employment indicates the GTLE is not in the interest of teachers.
A leading member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwasi Kwarteng has been appointed by the president to serve as the Communications Director for the Ministry of Education (MoE) in President Akufo-Addo’s second term government. The Communications specialist replaces Hon Vincent Ekow Essafuah, who served as the spokesman for the Ministry led by former Minister for Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh in the first term of Nana Addo.
The Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD), is currently processing the payment of teacher trainees allowance, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Education (MoE) Mr Emmanuel Kwasi Kwarteng has disclosed. Speaking in an interview with Accra-based Citi 93.7 FM the spokes person, Mr Kwasi Kwarteng said the Ministry of Finance (MoF) has given approval for the payment of the ‘delayed’ six months allowance.
The Ministry of Education says it will in spite of the mass failure recorded in the May 2021 Ghana teacher licensure examination (GTLE) not abolish the test conducted to decide whether a graduate teacher should be licensed or not. MoE’s comment comes after the National Association of Teachers (NAGRAT) called for the cancellation of the licensure examination it had described as a ploy by the government to reduce the recruitment of teachers in the public service.