Promotion of teachers in basic level from senior superintendent II to Senior Superintendent I (junior ranks promotions) have been halted for more than five years now leaving teachers who qualify for these ranks in a confused state with little or no information at all for them.
The management of the Ghana Education Service has delayed teachers’ promotion from SSII to SSI without relevant information to these teachers. Management of the Ghana Education Service has put much attention on the promotion of teachers in senior ranks. It is now hard to tell whether the management of the Ghana Education Service wants to stop the promotion of teachers at the junior ranks or there is no money to pay this category of teachers.
The affected teachers are asking the management of the Ghana Education Service to come clear on their promotion to help them know their stand. The affected teachers are calling on the Director-General of Ghana Education Service to provide them with relevant information concerning their promotion.
Meanwhile, on Monday, 7th February 2022, the minister of Education Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum disclosed at Peace Fm kokrokoo show that he has asked the management of the Ghana Education Service to work on the promotion of these teachers. He explained the cause for the delay in the promotion of these teachers.
The Honourable Minister of Education Dr. Adutwum, however, stated that because the promotion of this category of teachers is based on their output (that is they have to be supervised by the officers of their respective district), some Regional or District Directors of Education will fail to submit the information of these teachers causing the delay.
But the reaction of some District Directors of Education shows that the Director-General of Ghana Education Service will have to request the information of this category of teachers before they are been sent and if the Director-General has not requested the information then the supervised work remains in the district offices.
It is now unclear whose duty it is to work on the promotion of the teachers at the lower ranks. But the initiative from the Minister of Education to open a teachers’ welfare portal where teachers’ complaints ( salaries, promotions, and upgrading problems) can be made directly to the Director-General of Ghana Education Service has given teachers some hope.