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Investigation Demanded:Is GES Study Leave With Pay For Sale At The Regional Education Offices?

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The teacher who remains the cornerstone under which the country’s future can be assured is the least valued and regarded as a non-profitable individual only in Ghana.

Unfortunately, Ghanaian teacher promotion is also difficult as a teacher needs to pay an amount in the form of a ‘bribe’ just to be promoted in rank. A scenario that has been condemned over the years but seems to have not been discussed.

Subject to this, I was fascinated by a close up with a teacher and the amount of money he charged before he got a pay research leave.

Study leave with pay for those who may want further clarity is a policy that gives a long-serving teacher mainly to those who have taught in tertiary institutions across Ghana for more than three (3) years to upgrade their professional qualification. Because these teachers are educated to upgrade themselves in terms of skills to improve teaching, they are compensated despite their absence from the clause

This is not new and not only subject to teachers, but also private and government employees, such as nurses, police officers, among others, are all entitled to study leave with pay, but when it comes to teachers, it seems like it is more than a ‘cocoa season’ for some people.

Some teachers who applied for study leave with pay this year paid as close to Ghc3,000, according to the best of my understanding, only to be shortlisted despite working for more than four (4) years in deprived areas.

The least amount I heard from the numerous teachers I contacted was paying a whopping sum of Ghc1,500 to people who were related to the regional offices across the country.

The big question is: Is GES Study Leave With Pay For Sale At The Regional Education Offices?

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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Photo: JHS 3 Student Pays Macho Men To Beat Up A ‘Stubborn’ Teacher

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A JHS 3 student of Kroma 2 JHS at Nungua, a suburb of Accra in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana, together with his gang has attacked a teacher for punishing him over his failure to do his homework.

Starr News reports that after he was disciplined, the pupil fled home, picked up a gang in a Sprinter Bus and stormed the school, leaving the teacher with a facial injury. 
The teacher was saved by his fellow teachers and was sent to LEKMA Hospital to collect and release his wounds later on.

Teacher Beaten By Gang Of student Over Homework

After the attack, the mother of the student also besieged the school and rained insults on the teacher identified as Mr. Moses Onyameasem who was already in hospital receiving treatment for his wounds.

The development has led to the closure of the school and some other schools in the area until further notice.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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I Will Change The Lives Of Teachers For The Better Because I Know Their Cry-Minister Of Education Designate Speaks

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The Minister-designate, who was a former Deputy Minister of Education in the first term of the government led by Akufo Addo, vowed to provide quality leadership when given the opportunity to achieve the reform agenda of the government in the education sector.

I’m a ‘chief teacher,’ and when I become minister, you’ll see me teaching in the classroom with my marker,” Dr. Adutwum assured.”

He vowed to provide the resources needed for talented yet needy students from impoverished communities to pursue their dream courses at universities. For that, he made reference a month ago to paying fees for 30 students to join university.

Again, he indicated that he would do everything in his power to make teachers satisfied with the job as they make up the most important part of the education of the country.

After his vetting, many people say that even from presidents they have heard plenty of promises and nothing really has been accomplished with all their promises, and so they are fed up with the fact that politicians have to lair to them with vain promises that are never accomplished.
However, those citizens’ arguments may be valid in some way, but I think we had him in office for 4 years as the then Deputy Education

Minister for the 2016-2020 governance cycle under his Excellency President Akufo Addo’s first-term administration.

Now, drawing on what was seen some years ago as the Deputy Minister of Education under his administration, we assume he will actually enforce, if not all, some of his commitments that will affect the growth of teachers and students.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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Ministry of Education Will Pursue Robust Education System – Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum

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Ministry of Education Will Pursue Robust Education System - Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum

Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Minister-designate for Education, has given the assurance that he would pursue a rigorous and robust education system to bridge the disparities between children in the southern and northern sectors.

Therefore when approved as the Education Minister, he would tap into the rural telephony connectivity project being pursued by the Ministry of Communications, to ensure that children everywhere in the country have access to the Internet for promotion of the study of Information Communication Technology.

Dr Adutwum, also Member of Parliament for Bosomtwe, gave the assurance when he appeared before the Parliament’s Appointments Committee on for vetting.

The Minister-designate kicked against the idea for schools to be closed down again due to the spread of Coronavirus, explaining that, if the COVID-19 safety and preventive protocols are strictly observed, the school environment would be a safer place than the home.

He, therefore, promised to ensure that all the required personal protective equipment were supplied to both public and private schools timeously whilst suspected Covid-19 cases were promptly reported to the mapped health facilities.

“The schools will be a safer environment than the home if we’re ahead of the disease in terms of decision-making therefore, the Ghana Education Service and Ghana Health Service have been collaborating to achieve that objective,” Dr Adutwum added.

The Minister-designate, who was a former Deputy Education Minister in the Akufo-Addo-led government first term, pledged to provide quality leadership when given the nod, to achieve the government’s transformation agenda in the education sector.

“I’m a ‘teacher-in-chief’ and when I become the Minister, you’ll see me with a marker teaching in the classroom,” Dr Adutwum assured.

He pledged to provide the necessary support to brilliant but needy students from deprived communities to pursue courses of their dream in the universities.

Commenting on the Public University Bill, Dr Adutwum said he would continue with the stakeholders’ consultations started by his predecessor and ensure that the views of the stakeholders are respected while implementing government’s education policies.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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