Some New Changes As A GES staff You Should Know

The Ghana Education Service is a government agency under the Ministry of Education responsible for implenting government policies that ensure that ghanaians of school-going age irrespective of their tribe, gender, disability, religious and political despositions receive quality formal education.

 

Over the years the agency have had a lot of improvement in delivery on their mandate.

 

Established in 1974, It is the only agency responsible for employing teachers as it workforce.

 

The following are some new changes the agency has done to make work easier for it’s members..

 

1) WRITING OF LETTERS TO OFFICE

 

All letters ending at office should be only one copy. Letters ending at Regional office and National should be 2 and 3 copies respectively.

 

2) STUDY LEAVE Teachers from College are to be in the teaching field for 3 years (Towns) and 2 years (deprived area) before applying for study leave. This applies to sandwich and distance students.

 

3) PERMISSION BEFORE EMBARKING ON FURTHER STUDIES

 

It has come to the notice of Management of GES that, there are lot of fake certificates in the GES system. In order to eradicate that, henceforth, anyone who wants to embark on further studies whether regular, sandwich or distance courses must first seek permission the from Office. Failure to do that will affect you negatively after completion.

 

4) TEACHING IN SHS.

 

Teaching in SHS requires somebody who has attended University in regular mode and has majored in a particular subject. Teachers who want to teach in SHS should apply for study leave and enroll in regular mode. Other than that all secondary education done in Sandwich and Distance will not be considered.

 

5) CASUAL LEAVE

 

Casual Leave is 10 Days for the whole academic year. I.e 3:3:4 for first:second:third term. No teacher will be given the full 10 Days leave in a term unless critical moment. Teachers with poor performance in terms of attendance will be denied.

 

Such letters should be written early in order to obtain approval early.

 

6) MATERNITY LEAVE

 

12 weeks are alloted for nursing mothers immediately they deliver. Additional 2 weeks when they are twins. However, incase of emergencies, a Medical Report must be brought to produced for extention of days.

 

NB: Legitimate husbands also have 5 days off in order to take care of the wife.

 

7) PROMOTIONS

 

Henceforth, all promotions will be approved by Director General of GES. There will not be mass promotion anymore where all Teachers will be promoted to SS 1. Things they will look for

 

a) attendance

 

b) output of work

 

c) involvement in co-curricular activities

 

d) lesson notes preparation

 

8) VALIDATION

 

Since GES is part of Public Services in Ghana, the validation should be used to suit the rules of PS. Teachers who absent themselves from school without written permission should be validated with issues. Controller upon seeing that will effect deductions. Under no circumstance should a validator(s) cover up a teacher. When such validator is caught, he/she will be sanctioned and the teacher affected will also pay for the days absent and other penalties.

 

Transferred teachers should be added as missing staff. They should see the IPPD cordinator for transfer of mgt unit.

 

9) TRANSFER AND REPOSTING Henceforth, there will not be transfer until the office gets new teachers for replacement.

 

10) UTILISATION OF REVISION WEEK

 

Revision week should be utilised well in order not to make the week go waste. Teaching must go on.

 

11) STAFF MEETING

 

Staff meeting for the beginning of every term should be done Monday, a day before reopening.

 

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