How Director General Could Have Prevented Teachers from Striking
The Director General of Education, Prof. Kwasi Opoku Amankwah Could have prevented teachers from Striking from 4th of July 2022 by implementing certain policies to support teachers. According to some teachers who expressed concerns, they have indicated that some teachers have not been promoted for over 6 years by the Director General, according to them, the director is doing it deliberately in order not to spend more money on the teachers, however the director has been promoting teachers at the top to higher ranks because they are few and as a results he is seen as one doing his work per teachers who have been on the rank of Senior Supt.
Teachers Must Pay For NTC Workshops Because They Take Allowance - GES
The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Professor Kwasi Opoku Amankwah, has unequivocally said that teachers employed by the service must pay for any National Teaching Council (NTC) training workshop organized for them. Explaining further, Mr. Amankwah indicated that because teachers receive a form of allowance commonly referred to as Professional Development Allowance (PDA), it has become compulsory for them to pay.
GES to Meet all JHS Teachers before School Resumes
The Ghana Education Service headed by professor Kwasi Opoku Amankwah is set to meet all Junior High School Staff from 12th to 14th of January 2022 in order to organize a workshop for them and also discuss the ways of distributions their laptops to them. Some teachers in Bono Region have received their laptops.
GES: Employ Non Teaching Staff for Offices Rather than Transferring Teachers there
Director General of Education, Prof. Kwasi Opoku Amankwah Some Teachers within the Ghana Education Service have called on the Director General for Education, Prof. Kwasi Opoku Amankwah to employ more Non-Teaching staff for the Purpose of Running Education Offices Rather Than Transferring Classroom teachers to Education Offices are Civil Servants.
Don't Charge To Print Exams For Learners, Use School Based Assessment - GES
The Ghana Education Service (GES) has reminded the various directors of education to assess pupils by following the guidelines suggested in the learning assessment framework of the Standard-Based Curriculum (SBC). The problem was brought to light after the GES management received a tip-off regarding some district, metro, and municipal directors of education illegally collecting money from parents and students as end-of-term test fees.
Exclusive : GES Opens 2021 Promotion Portal - Details on How to Apply
NEW: GES opens 2021 promotion portal for qualified applicants The Ghana Education Service has opened the 2021/2022 promotion application portal for qualified staff to apply for their deserving ranks. This is to cater for teachers who are for promotion. Persons are however urged to note that in line with the Director-General of GES, Prof. Kwasi Opoku Amankwah assurance after the mass failure of candidates who sat for the February aptitude test, the service indicated that another chance will be given to individuals who failed in order to redeem themselves by opening the promotion portal for victims to register or apply for the second time.
Coalition Of Concerned Teachers Render Unqualified Apology To DG Of GES
The Coalition of Concerned Teachers Ghana (CCT-GH) has rendered an unqualified apology to the Director-General of GES, Prof. Kwasi Opoku Amankwah. The Director General has come under several criticisms on social media platforms by many Ghanaian teachers because he has been cited by GhanaWeb, an online news platform, for instructing teachers in the primary level to sweep the new curriculum under the carpet and revert to the old curriculum.
GES: Assess Students on Only Core subjects
The Ghana Education Service headed by Prof. Kwasi Opoku Amankwah has directed that students in Junior High Schools are Assessed on Core subjects Only, Students in KG shall be assessed in. Numeracy and Literacy, Students in primary should be assessed in Mathematics and English. The Official document detailing what Municipal and Regional Directors should do also added that District Directors should ensure headteachers organize More Assignments in the elective subjects whilst students in KG-Nursury should be assessed on Literacy and Numeracy only.
Saboba Headmaster Interdicted Despite His Remand Into Custody by Court on Manslaughter Charges
Shortly after he was remanded into police custody by a Tamale Court on charges of manslaughter, the Ghana Education Service has moved to compound the fate of Headmaster of St. Charles Lwanga JHS in Saboba by interdicting him for his decision to send some 31 students to work in his farm which eventually resulted in the death of nine of them as they drowned in the Oti River.
GES Cautions Head Teachers About Charging Illegal Fees From Final Year Students
The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, Dr. Kwasi Opoku Amankwah has cautioned head teachers of public schools about charging illegal fees from parents. His statement follows complaints received at the headquarters from concerned parents whose wards are beneficiaries of the government’s free senior high school education, a social intervention programme.
New: GES To Review Free SHS Policy And Determine How Much Parents Can Pay
Prof. Kwasi Opoku Amankwah, who is the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), has recently revealed that a review of the Free Senior High School Policy is underway. According to him, the goal of the review is to determine which of the cost components of the policy can go to parents.
Free SHS Review: This Is How Much Parents Will Pay
Immediately after the implementation of government's flagship policy, the Free Senior High School education, some education experts, economists and members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) cautioned government against serious economic problems that may crop up in later years after its implementation. The government was however optimistic that that would not happen as the policy has been well-thought through.
Review Of Free SHS Is Underway, GES Director General Reveals
Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Prof. Kwasi Opoku Amankwah, says a review of the Free Senior High School Policy is underway. In an interview with UTV, on Friday, 22nd July 2022, he said that the exercise is geared at determining which of the cost components government can relinquish to parents to pay.
Review of Free SHS is continually being discussed- Finance minister.
A reassessment of the government's free senior high school programme, according to Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta, is always a possibility. He notes that the Education Minister is still examining the strategy in order to determine how parents may be engaged without coercion. "The potential of review is always on the table.
Free SHS Under Review to Relinquish Some Sost Components to Parents - GES Director General
The Director General of the Ghana Education Service, Prof. Kwasi Opoku Amankwah, has revealed that the Free Senior High School system is currently under review. According to Prof. Kwasi Opoku Amankwah, the essence of the review is to determine which cost components of the system parents can shoulder to ensure quality in the delivery of education in the country.
Parents To Start Paying Part Of Free SHS Fees As Government Reviewing Policy.
The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Prof. Kwasi Opoku Amankwah, has unveiled that the public authority is right now assessing the Free Senior High School (Free SHS) strategy. As per Prof Opoku Amankwah, the survey is to figure out which advantages of the Free SHS will be surrendered by the public authority and moved to guardians to pay.
GES Will Not Protect Any Teacher Caught In Exams Malpractices - Director-General
Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwah, the Director — General of the Ghana Education Service, has indicated that his outfit will not condone or protect a teacher or head teacher caught in any examination malpractices. The Director General in a meeting with stakeholders in Tamale encouraged heads to continue with their excellent works amidst all the challenges on the grounds.
Government To Vaccinate School Children Aged 15 And Above
The government through the Ghana Education Service and the Ghana Health Service is going to vaccinate all school children aged fifteen and above in the coming days as part of measures to reduce the spread of the virus in schools. In a letter sighted By Bricy Boateng, the Director-General of GES, Prof. Kwasi Opoku Amankwah has directed all the Regional Directors of Education to work closely with their colleague Regional and District Directors of Health to facilitate the vaccination of all school children aged 15 and above in both private and public schools across the country.
Guardians To Start Paying Part Of Free SHS Fees As Government Reviewing Policy
The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Prof. Kwasi Opoku Amankwah, has revealed that the public authority is at present investigating the Free Senior High School (Free SHS) strategy. As indicated by Prof Opoku Amankwah, the survey is to figure out which advantages of the Free SHS will be surrendered by the public authority and moved to guardians to pay, myjoyonline.com reports.
Government reviewing free SHS – Prof Opoku Amankwah
According to Prof. Kwasi Opoku Amankwah, Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), the government is now evaluating its policy on free senior high schools (Free SHS). According to Prof. Opoku Amankwah, the evaluation will determine which Free SHS benefits the government will give up and charge parents for, according to myjoyonline.com.