In a statement, the Ghana Education Service said it has noticed that some teachers with first degree certificates “have managed to have their ways into second cycle institutions as subject teachers”.
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The GES said teachers with bachelor of Education certificate as their highest qualification, do not qualify to teach at SHS level.
This, it explained, is against the Education Act of 2008 and GES stipulated minimum qualification requirement for those with the basic teaching certificate to be teaching in senior high schools.
The statement warned those in the practice to desist or be made to face sanctions, adding that such teachers should report themselves to be reposted to basic schools.
“Information and checks by Management have revealed that, some teachers with Bachelors of Bask Education Certificates as their highest qualification have managed their ways into our Second Cycle Institutions as Subject Teachers. This practice is in contravention with the Education Act of 2008 and GES stipulated minimum qualification requirement for one to teach in our Second Cycle Institutions,” the statement from GES read.
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“It is therefore the expectation of Management that, Regional Directors, District Directors and Heads of Senior High Schools would disseminate this information to all teachers and assist in this directive.”