The Ministry of Education and the management of the Ghana Education Service (MOE/GES) new reforms/ changes that personnel who applied for either Promotions or interviews must prepare
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As mentioned earlier the ten (10) former Divisions at the Ghana Education Service headquarters, one or two years ago have now been reduced to four (4) Divisions. This includes;
a) Special Education Division
b) Schools & Instructions Division
c) Administration & Finance
d) Human Resource Management and Development Division
At GES headquarters, there are two (2) Deputy Directors- General namely Mr. Anthony Boateng, Deputy Director-General Management/managerial Service, and Dr. Kwabena Bempah Tandoh, Deputy Director-General, Quality, and Access.
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The former Division A and B are now under the jurisdiction of Deputy Director-General, Quality and Access while Division C and D are now managed by Deputy Director General, Management of service.
The former Division of Supplies and logistics is no more a Division under the Ghana Education Service but rather a unit under Administration and finance.
Note that at the Metropolitan/Municipal/District Education Directorate, they have a Frontline Deputy Director in charge of Finance and Administration (F & A), but at the Headquarters, it is reciprocal. That is the Divisional Director in charge of Administration & Finance (A & F).
Non-Formal Education Division (NFED), one of the agencies under the Ministry of Education, is now called Complementary Education Agency (CEA).
Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Division, has now elevated to an agency under the MOE, with Mawusi Nudekor Awity (Mrs) as the Director-General, Ghana TVET Service.
About the above, Ghana TVET Service has become the latest agency under the MOE while the parent/latest agency is the GES.
Education Regulatory Bodies Act, 2020 (Act 1023) has established 5 Education Regulatory Bodies namely;
a) Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) with Prof. Mohammed Salifu, as the Director-General.
Note that establishment of GTEC has scraped NATIONAL ACCREDITATION BOARD (NAB) and NATIONAL COUNCIL for TERTIARY EDUCATION (NCTE)
b) National Teaching Council (NTC) with Dr. Christian Addai Opoku as the Executive Secretary.
Formerly, it was called Teacher Education Division (TED)
c) National Schools Inspectorate Authority (NaSIA), formerly known as National Inspectorate Board (NIB), with Dr. Hagar Hilda Ampadu, as the Inspector-General of NaSIA.
d) National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) formerly known as Curriculum Research & Development Division (CRDD), with Mr. John Mensah Annang, as the Direcor-General.
Note that Dr. Christian Addai Poku of NTC, doubles as one of the Council members of NaCCA.
d) Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) with Dr. Fred Kyei Asamoah as the Director-General.
• The Director-General of GES is Prof. Kwasi Opoku Amankwa
• The D-G of GES is also referred to as Administration Head or the Chief Executive Officer of GES; and he is assisted by 2 Deputy D-Gs, as mentioned earlier.
• The Highest Decision-making Body in the GES is the GES Council.
• The current Chairman of GES Council is Mr. Michael Kenneth Nsowah. He is also referred to as the Highest Presiding Figure of GES.
• GES Council is composed of 15 Members.
• Before the establishment of Ghana Education Service in 1974, it was called Ghana Teaching Service.
• The Ministry of Education was established in 1957.
• The first Minister of Education was Mr. J.B Erzoah.