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Address delay in teachers' promotion, GES boss tasked

Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Education Minister, has commissioned the new Director General of Ghana Education Service to urgently address challenges associated with the promotion of teachers.

Dr Yaw Adutwum

Teacher promotion over the years has been a significant concern for many stakeholders.

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Some teachers lament the delays that characterize their promotions, which adversely affect their career progression.

The Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, has charged Dr. Eric Nkansah, the new Director General of the Ghana Education Service to roll out measures to address the issue effective immediately.

“I don’t see the reason why we should hire somebody for six months, and they don’t have a staff ID and therefore, they are not being paid. They won’t be happy employees and happy employees create happy classrooms where you get better learning outcomes.

“So, the Director General has been tasked with working with the teachers, unions, and other organizations to ensure our teachers have what it takes so their payments would be processed in a timely fashion.”

“With those who have to go through promotion, not through the ranks (the lower ranks) or the beginning ranks, I want to make sure they prioritize it because it is not fair for somebody to teach for 2 years and promotion is due, they’ve done all the evaluation but the document has not been sent to the headquarters for them to receive their promotion letters. We have directed the GES to do whatever it takes. If they need more staff, we will provide them with more staff to ensure teachers’ promotions are not delayed”.

Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum on his courtesy visit to the Asem Cluster of schools in Kumasi on Friday, November 25, 2022, disclosed this to journalists.

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