Private schools to be excluded from ongoing educational reforms – GES reveals

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The Deputy Director-General of Ghana Education Service in charge of Managerial Services has revealed that pre-tertiary level private owned schools will not be included in the ongoing reforms in the sector.

Anthony Boateng at a GES Workshop on Secondary Education Improvement Project, said deliberations are being held to make the National Inspectorate Board the official regulators of private schools.

According to him, the reforms will make GES view private schools as competitors rather than regulators since the service cannot be a player and a referee at the same time.

“After the reforms, the GES will focus more on implementing policies and the programs and will no longer be responsible for private schools,” he stated.

The Deputy Director-General further disclosed that by 2022, GES will only post teachers with undergraduate degrees to schools and those with diplomas will be given the opportunity to upgrade themselves.

When asked if those who are unable to upgrade themselves will be let go, he stated that no teacher will be dispelled but rather with time, those who will be unable to upgrade will be phased out of the system.

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