No SHS teacher should teach with a 'distance degree' - Ghana Education Service

No SHS teacher should teach with a 'distance degree' - Ghana Education Service

- GES has issued a directive that would affect most teachers in Senior High Schools

- Teachers who obtained their degrees through distance education and sandwich courses have been ousted by the GES

- The GES wants them to be re-posted to teach basic schools

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.

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“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their degree through Distance, Sandwich and Foundation Programmes and are teaching in the Senior High Schools are to be withdrawn and re-posted to the Basic Schools,” the letter said.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”.

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