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General News of Sunday, 16 July 2017


Education Minister says teacher promotions no longer automatic

Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, warns teachers in public schools that promotions will be based on merit and not automatic henceforth.

Education Minister Dr. Opoku Prempeh has recently stated that teachers teaching in public schools ought to endeavor live up to their responsibilities and the teaching standards of their trade.

He's stated that teachers need to show a high sense of discipline, commitment, and respect for the their profession so that they may be able to upgrade the quality of education delivery.

“The Ministry is determined to ensuring that teachers’ promotion is based on competence, hard work and other relevant requirements per the National Teachers Council’s demands”, he noted.

Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh's comments were relayed in a speech read on his behalf during the graduation ceremony of the Jackson College of Education in Kumasi, Ashanti Region.

In the Education Minister's speech, he reminded teachers that theirs was an altruistic profession, one of selflessness and dedication towards the benefit of their pupils.

On the other hand, Prof. Samuel Afrane, Council Chairman of the Jackson College of Education, urge graduates to embrace rural postings..