GES Code of Conduct on teaching notes, exercise, duty, working hours, private activities, others

Teacher teaching in a classroom
Teacher teaching in a classroom

TEACHING NOTES (LESSON NOTES/PLANS)

A teacher shall prepare relevant and
adequate teaching notes for his/her
work in advance. It shall be the responsibility of the head of the institution to see to it that this is done.

EXERCISE

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A teacher shall set adequate amounts
of written and practical exercises and
give homework in all subjects that
he/she teaches. A teacher shall mark and evaluate all written/practical exercises promptly and carefully.

A teacher shall set, mark and manage his/ her own term of examination(s). A teacher shall not make derogatory remarks in the exercise books of the child.

General Definition of Misconduct under GES for teachers

A teacher shall not under any circumstance make a pupil/student
copy exercises/notes on the chalk/white board while he/she is present or absent; it is a duty that is the sole responsibility of the teacher.

WORKING HOURS

Working hours per day shall be as prescribed by law. Contact hours for staff and time for reporting for duty shall be
determined through negotiations by
GES and the Unions. A staff shall report for duty regularly and punctually as determined by the GES.

A staff may be required to work beyond the required time in certain circumstances to be determined by the head or GES and the Unions. A record of attendance shall be kept in every educational institution. It shall be the responsibility of the head of the institution to see to it that the record of attendance is kept.

PERFORMANCE OF DUTY

A staff shall carry out his/her work in
accordance with his/her profession,
trade or occupation and in a manner
determined by the employer. A staff whose work performance is proven through staff appraisal to be below the set standard shall be assisted and given all the necessary encouragement by indicating to
him/her the improvement he/she is
required to make within a reasonable
time frame.

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After two instances of support
without improvement, the staff shall
be sanctioned. Any staff who is found to have forged or falsified any document or
impersonated any person with the
intent of misleading the GES. Any negligence on the part of a staff, which causes loss, damage or injury shall be a breach of contract of service.

PRIVATE ACTIVITIES DURING BUSINESS
HOURS

No teacher shall engage in private and personal conversation during lesson period(s) when he/she is expected to teach or to supervise pupils at work or play.

No staff shall trade or transact any
private financial business on the
school premises during school hours.

No staff shall perform unofficial duties or activities during school hours without permission from the head of his/her institution.

CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Teachers shall take part in approved co-
curricular activities in the institutions in

which they work. Some of the approved
co-curricular activities shall include;
Sporting and Cultural Activities, Field
Trips/Excursions, Club Activities and any
other contingencies which shall be fair
and just.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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2 Comments

  1. If you wanna destroy a nation tamper with their education…
    A School principal in Singapore sent this letter to the parents before the exams
    Dear Parents
    The exams of your children are to start soon. I know you are all really anxious for your child to do well.
    But, please do remember, amongst the students who will be sitting for the exams there is an ARTIST, who doesn’t need to understand Math..
    There is an ENTREPRENEUR , who doesn’t care about History or English Literature …
    There is a MUSICIAN, whose Chemistry marks
    won’t matter..
    There’s an ATHLETE … whose PHYSICAL
    FITNESS is more important than Physics…
    If your CHILD does get top marks, that’s great! But if he or she doesn’t.. please don’t take away their self-confidence and dignity from them. Tell them it’s OK, it’s just an exam! They are cut out for much bigger things in life.
    Tell them, no matter what they score… you love them and will not judge them.
    Please do this, and when you do…watch your children conquer the world. One exam or a low mark won’t take away…their dreams and talent. And please, do not think that doctors and engineers are the only happy people
    in the world.
    #copied
    African Leaders please hmmm

  2. If you wanna destroy a nation tamper with their education…
    A School principal in Singapore sent this letter to the parents before the exams
    Dear Parents
    The exams of your children are to start soon. I know you are all really anxious for your child to do well.
    But, please do remember, amongst the students who will be sitting for the exams there is an ARTIST, who doesn’t need to understand Math..
    There is an ENTREPRENEUR , who doesn’t care about History or English Literature …
    There is a MUSICIAN, whose Chemistry marks
    won’t matter..
    There’s an ATHLETE … whose PHYSICAL
    FITNESS is more important than Physics…
    If your CHILD does get top marks, that’s great! But if he or she doesn’t.. please don’t take away their self-confidence and dignity from them. Tell them it’s OK, it’s just an exam! They are cut out for much bigger things in life.
    Tell them, no matter what they score… you love them and will not judge them.
    Please do this, and when you do…watch your children conquer the world. One exam or a low mark won’t take away…their dreams and talent. And please, do not think that doctors and engineers are the only happy people
    in the world.
    #copied
    African Leaders please. Hmmmmm

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