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. In addition, he urged the headteachers to deliver to meet the demands of the performance contracts they signed recently by improving upon their performance in the impending 2021 WASSCE.
However, The Director General urged heads of senior high schools in the five (5) Northern Regions in Ghana to improve on the performance chalked by the maiden 2020 WASSCE candidates.
Upgrading and other issues
Prof. Opoku-Amankwa also took the opportunity to respond to some pressing issues of the teaching and non-teaching staff, including upgrading and responsibility allowance. He indicated that a total of 14,997 staff have been upgraded as of 31st July 2021.
Staff allowances and upgrading matters
Pertaining to the issue of responsibility allowances, the Director-General said that 41,066 staff currently receive responsibility allowance. Moreover, he indicated that the list of staff who have been upgraded as well as those receiving responsibility allowance have been sent to the various Regional Directors and have been asked to display them on their notice board.
Conversely, staff members who qualify for either upgrading or responsibility allowance are advised to check their respective regions and in like manner alert his office of any challenges thereof.
Meanwhile, he revealed that management froze upgrade of staff members for a while because many of these staff went for further studies in various programmes without obtaining the necessary approvals from the Service.