In February, 2023 some Teachers across the country in the Ghana Education service took a vertical promotion examination which will give upward progression of Teachers who will further develop in their skills and experiences. This promotion will necessitate an increase in salary, responsibility, status and benefits for the Teachers.
This promotion is in accordance with Section (9) item 9.2 page 18 of the Collective Agreement for Teaching staff within the Ghana Education Service signed in August, 2020.
The 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana Article 24(1) page 23 said Every person has the right to work under satisfactory and healthy conditions and shall receive equal pay for equal work without distinction of any kind.
Why then the delay in the release of the Promotion Exams Results by the Ghana Education Service and the Government which was taken by some Teachers who were due for Promotion in the Service?
This promotion is very crucial in the lives of the Teachers because;
It will enhance Teachers retention in the Service since promotions do not only inspire Teachers to work hard and to achieve their career goals, but also, it encourages us to grow and develop with the Services, thus increasing our retention and loyalty.
It will inspire all other Teachers to do well: promotions also recognise the hard work of we the Teachers and serve as a reward for those who do well. This subsequently inspires other Teachers to work hard to achieve similar goals, ultimately increasing the general productivity and better outcomes in Teaching and Learning.
I want to use this medium to appeal to the Government, and the Ghana Education Service to as a matter of Urgency release this year’s February Promotion Exams Results for is to know our status in the Service.
In addition, the Ghanaian teacher is suffering so many promised and fails and opportunities that will improve and motivate the teacher.
Just a few to note:
1. Allowances to enhance and motivate the teacher
2. One teacher One laptop
3. Textbook and Teachers Guide
4. Transfer allowances and
5. The rest
I think the teacher have been taken so mean in Ghana for far too long and it’s making the teaching fraternity looks like a starter in life but not a permanent source of life itself. It’s our plea to the Government officials to hurry up with changes to make the ministry very juicy and attractive.
#Teacher Also Deserve the best
#One For All… All For One
By: Adanuty JohnPaul
(Akpini Local GNAT Chairman)