The Ghana Education Service has given new directives on the retirement of teachers and other staff.
In a statement issued by the Deputy Director-General (MS) of the Ghana Education Service, Lawyer Anthony Boateng said, Management has noted with grave concern issues of conflicting dates of births on the records of both Ghana Education Service (GES) and of Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) among staff of the Service.
The statement again said, Management of the Ghana Education Service has also taken note of rulings from the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) on petitions lodged by staff of the GES on some decisions on dates of births of some staff.
In view of this, Lawyer Anthony Boateng noted that, Management of GES is further conscious of some concerns raised by the leadership of various Unions on the issue of such conflicting dates of births.
Consequently, Ghana Education Service indicates that, henceforth the following should be adopted in dealing with issues of conflicting dates of births between GES and SSNIT records.
1. The date of birth on the GES official records and not that of SSNIT will be used to retire staff of the Service.
2. The date of birth of staff on the SSNIT records/cards will not be used to correct the date of birth of staff of the GES.
The Ghana Education Service has also served notice that, they will therefore not be responsible for any issue arising out of this decision relating to dates of birth of staff with SSNIT.
“This is without prejudice to the procedure issued by the Public Services Commission in resolving issues of conflicting dates of births within the Public Service” GES said.
Find attached, the full statement.