Administrative changes at GES for all teachers

Management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has made some administrative changes which kingcyrusonline have made it available to both the teaching and non teaching staff. 

Writing of Letters to Office

Per the new administrative changes at GES, all letters ending at the office should be only one copy. Letters ending at the Regional Office and National should be 2 and 3 copies, respectively.

This means that all letters written to the National Headquarters must be addressed through the District Education Directorate, Regional Education Directorate to the Headquarters.

Qualification for Study Leave

Teachers from Colleges of Education posted to basic schools are to be in the teaching field for 3 years (Towns) and 2 years (deprived areas) before applying for study leave. This applies to sandwich and distance students.

Permission Before Embarking On Further Studies

Teachers are expected to ask permission from their respective education directorates before embarking on any further studies.

The teachers are expected to add copies of their admission letters to their permission letters to create awareness of the GES of their further studies either via Regular, Distance, or Sandwich.

Administrative changes at GES – Teaching In S.H.S

Teachers who are interested in teaching at the SHS are expected to obtain Degrees in their respective fields. Teachers with Degrees in Basic Education or its equivalent are not expected to teach at the SHS. Obtaining a degree in a respective field has nothing to do with the mode of education, that is Regular, Sandwich, or Distance Education.

Casual Leave

Casual Leave is 10 Days for the whole academic year. i.e 3:3:4 for first: second: and third term. No teacher will be given the full 10 Days’ leave in a term unless critical moment. Teachers with poor performance in terms of attendance will be denied. Such letters should be written early in order to obtain approval early.

Maternity Leave

12 weeks are allotted for nursing mothers immediately they deliver. Additional 2 weeks when they are twins. However, in case of emergencies, a Medical Report must be produced for an extension of days. NB: Legitimate husbands also have 5 days off in order to take care of the wife.

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Administrative changes at GES regarding Promotions

Henceforth, all promotions will be approved by the Director-General of GES. There will not be mass promotion anymore where all Teachers will be promoted to SS I.

Things they will look for include;

I. Attendance

II. Work output 

III. Involvement in co-curricular activities

IV. lesson notes preparation


Since GES is part of Public Services in Ghana, the validation should be used to suit the rules of the Public Service.

Teachers who absent themselves from school without written permission should be validated with issues. Controller upon seeing that will affect deductions.

Under no circumstance should a validator(s) cover-up for a teacher. When such a validator is caught, he/she will be sanctioned, and the teacher affected will also pay for the days absent and other penalties.

Transferred teachers should be added as missing staff. They should see the IPPD coordinator for the transfer of the management unit.

Transfer and Re-posting

Henceforth, there will not be a transfer until the office gets new teachers for replacement.

Utilization of Revision Week

Revision week should be utilized well in order not to make the week go waste. Teaching must go on.

Staff Meeting

Staff meetings for the beginning of every term should be done on Monday, a day before reopening.

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