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General News of Wednesday, 17 July 2019


You can’t teach at SHS with Distance degree - GES directs

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The Ghana Education Service has directed that all senior high school teachers holding a degree earned through distance education or sandwich should be re-posted to basic schools.

A letter to one of the headmasters, sighted by, insisted that the directive should be considered “serious”.

District Directors of Education have subsequently written to heads of schools who have also communicated same to their teaching staff in that regard.

“Following Directives from the Director General, all teachers who obtained their degree through Distance, Sandwich and Foundation Programmes and are teaching in the Senior High Schools are to be withdrawn and re-posted to the Basic Schools,” the letter said.

According to the letter, “This is in compliance with the policy which prevents Sandwich and Distance teachers from teaching in Senior High Schools.”

Heads of schools have therefore been directed to submit a list of affected teachers to the district directorate for “the next action”.

“Do well to cooperate with these serious directives,” the headmasters were told.

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