The Executive Director of “Africa Education Watch” (Eduwatch) has recommended to the Director-General of GES to consider adopting a computerized digital dashboard which will display the number of teacher vacancies in each school or district so serve as a regular reminder.
The Director said in his Official Facebook Page that, “Moving forward, can we have a computerized digital dashboard (screen) that displays schools with teacher vacancies on the corridor/conference room of the D-G at the GES HQ to serve as a constant reminder?” He asked.
Following his visit to Mafi Dugame JHS in Central Tongu last year, Mr. Asare was met with a sad situation which hindered on the academic progress of learners in the school; to his amazement, the Junior High School had only one teacher available handling all the classes. However, through his engagement with the Director-General of GES, Dr. Opoku Amankwah, three teachers have been posted to the school this year to make the number four.
Posting of Newly Trained Teachers
Posting of teachers to schools continues to be a major setback to academic progress of learners in Public Schools, especially those in remote areas.
He added, “Today, I am very happy to note that three (3) more teachers have been deployed to Mafi Dugame JHS, increasing the teacher stock to four (4). Together with the community, we are grateful to the D-G of the Ghana Education Service.”
Rural Incentive Payment
The lack of extrinsic motivation (rural teachers’ incentives) for teachers in remote areas of the country makes it difficult for most newly posted teachers to accept postings to such areas. It comes as no surprise that some basic schools still lack an adequate number of teachers as I speak.
By BricyBoateng (Self-Media Writer)