GNAT, NAGRAT and CCT-GH have given the Ghana Education Service (GES) conditions for Promotion to the Grade of Director I and II.
The Teacher Unions stated that, the principles for promotions on the Senior Ranks, same should apply to the Grade of Director I and II.
In a letter to the Director-General of GES Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, the Teacher Unions asked GES to ensure that, moving forward, promotions to Director I and II should not be based on vacancies but as in the Senior Ranks.
The Unions believe that, teachers who qualify should be promoted to these ranks whilst they remained as teachers in the classroom and put on the relevant scale.
The Teacher Unions raised these concerns after identifying some lapses in the 2021/2022 GES promotion for teachers.
“In our last meeting, it was noted that promotion in the Ghana Education Service (GES) shall be made according to merit and in accordance with the Scheme of Service.” The Unions said.
According to the Teacher Unions “It was also, observed that determining an individual’s claim for promotion, account shall be taken of qualification, experience, efficiency, seniority, sense of responsibility, initiative, general behaviour and where relevant, the powers of leadership, expression and requisite attendance of in-service teaching courses, as enjoined by the Collective Agreement.”
“Unfortunately, the disturbing issue is that, availability of vacancy in the promotion grade is the key determinant.”
“This creating disaffection, unbearable frustration and irreparable damage to career progression within the Service, with its dire effects on pensions/retirement.” The letter disclosed.