GES: 26,954 teaching staff pass the promotion competitions

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A total of 26,954 teachers who participated in the promotion exam held in December 2021 passed.

The figure, representing 67.5% pass rate, was out of a total of 39,918 candidates who sat for the exam for promotion to various teaching grades in the Ghana Education Service (GES).

Candidates seek promotion to the ranks of Deputy Wardens, Deputy Wardens I, Deputy Wardens II, and Chief Superintendent.

Areas

The test for those seeking promotion to the ranks of Chief Superintendent, Assistant Principal I and II covered knowledge of ministry and GES, school/classroom management, learning theories, assessment and assessment, contemporary issues in education, as well as current knowledge and general culture.

Those who apply for the rank of deputy director, in addition to the above, must be tested in educational administration and management.

Breakdown

A statement signed and released by the Deputy Director General for Management Services, Anthony Boateng, said that of the 3,538 candidates who took the test for the Deputy Director grade, 2,330, or 65.8%, passed, while 7,785 representing 71% of the 10,950 candidates for the grade of assistant-director I were selected.

It indicates for the grade of Deputy Director II, 14,541 candidates, or 65.8% of the 22,101 candidates who passed the exam.
For the rank of chief superintendent, according to the press release, of the 3,329 shortlisted candidates, 2,298, or 69%, were selected.

Access to results

According to the release, the results of those who passed the exam can be viewed at www.gespromotions.gov.gh for a fee of GH¢10 from Wednesday, April 27 from 6 p.m.

He said official promotion letters would be released in due course.

Introduction

In February 2020, the GES revised the promotion process for its staff.

The staff promotion aptitude test replaced the face-to-face interview sessions that had multiple challenges.

Reasoning

Shedding light on this, the Chief Executive Officer of GES, Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa explained that GES has overhauled its promotion processes with the aim of improving efficiency and effectiveness.

He said that until the introduction of the promotion test, each year the GES received almost a thousand petitions about promotions, all directed against “our staff at district, regional and national headquarters, as well as interview panels across the country”.

Prof Opoku-Amankwa explained that the petitions included allegations of victimization and corruption, explaining that apart from complaints, the process was cumbersome and expensive.

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