Delays in the promotion of teachers will soon be a thing
of the past, as the Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, has
charged the new Director General of the Ghana Education Service,
Dr. Eric Nkansah, to immediately take proactive measures aimed at
addressing challenges associated with the promotion of teachers.
It is no secret that the promotion of teachers has been a major concern for many stakeholders in the past few years.
Teachers continue to complain over the development which does not only stall their career progression, but also affect their livelihoods.
Following these concerns, the Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei
Adutwum, has tasked Dr Nkansah to see to it that measures are
implemented to address the challenge.
“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. Obviously, they won’t be happy employees, and happy employees create happy classrooms where you get better
“So, the Director General has been tasked with the responsibility to
work 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,” he said.
He made the remarks after paying a surprise visit to the Asem Cluster of Schools in Kumasi on Friday, November 25, 2022.
He further explained that “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 prioritise 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,” he added.