The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa Monday, June 27, 2022, signed the 2022 Performance Contract with all Regional Education Directors in the 16 regions of the country.
In a blog post sighted by AcademicWeek, the management of the Service said Regional Directors are expected to also sign the same performance contract with the District Directors and Heads of government Senior High Schools.
“It is expected that Regional Directors will sign the same with the District Directors and Heads of Senior High Schools. District Directors will also sign the Performance Contract with all Heads of Basic Schools in their District,” GES noted.
Present at the brief ceremony were, the Deputy Director-General in Charge of Quality and Access, Dr Kwabena Bempah Tandoh, Head of the Public Relations Unit, Ms Cassandra Twum Ampofo and Mr Robert Intseful, Budget Officer.
In related news, the leadership of the various Teacher Unions (GNAT, NAGRAT and CCT-GH) last year described the 2021 GES Performance contract as not transparent and warned Heads of public Senior High Schools not to sign.
Explaining why Heads of schools should not sign the 2021 performance contracts, the Unions in a joint press statement copied to AcademicWeek said details and implications of the contract were not been disclosed by the Service.
“This is unacceptable because the Unions do not know the details and the implications of the contract. We call on the GES to suspend the signing of the performance contracts until it has been discussed with the Unions,” they stated.
The education Unions have also threatened to embark on a nationwide industrial action if the Government of Ghana (GoG) by September 30, 2021, do not meet their demands including upgrading and promoting some teachers.
According to them, despite the central government’s progress in improving access to quality education for all, authorities have failed to provide teachers and prospective students with modern aids to teaching and learning
“There are no textbooks, the school environment is not conducive for learning, classes are overcrowded, the payment of capitation grant and administrative resources are delayed, among others,” the Teachers stated in the joint release