The Ghana Education Service (GES) has dismissed claims on some social media that it has prescribed uniforms for teachers in the country.
Social media especially Facebook is full with pictures of people posing as teachers wearing what appears as a new uniform for GES staff.
However, the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES) Prof Opoku Amankwah urged the public to dismiss such reports as they are not credible.
To clarify this uniform issue, he wrote:
“I have seen these pictures of some purported GES teachers in a prescribed uniform for work circulating. GES is not a mushroom agency. It’s the largest Gov’t agency in Ghana. We employ more than half of all Gov’t employees.
If we want to introduce uniforms for teachers, we won’t do that through social media and over the weekend. I guess it’s some group of teachers who’ve decided to have a uniform. Or it could even be photoshop.
We may have to look for those in the pictures to first find out if indeed they’re teachers and if they’re what’s their motivation for the uniform. In this era of unionized labour GES cannot introduce a uniform for teachers without engaging the teacher unions.
Issues relating to who pays, govt or individuals, the fabric, etc. would all have to be discussed.
Any national project of this kind may have to be announced and possibly launched OFFICIALLY.”
Prof Opoku-Amankwah described the move as an action by some faceless individuals to tarnish the reputation of the GES.
By: Michael Djan
French Tutor and Digital Marketing Blogger/Content Writer and GhanaWeb Professional Reporter/ frencheducationgh.com