- Ministry of Education has denied reports making rounds on the barring of distance learning graduate from teaching in senior high schools
- According to a statement from the ministry there is no such policy from the ministry
- Such teachers are therefore supposed to meet certain requirements before they are made to teach in SHS
The Education ministry has clarified that there is no policy barring teachers who earned their certificates through distance learning from teaching in public schools.
A statement from the ministry noted that it was responding to media reports over the past few days that distance learning teachers were going to be barred from teaching in Secondary school
The ministry however wishes to clarify that there was no policy from either the Ministry of Education or Ghana Education Service which disqualifies teachers who earned their certificates through Distance Learning, popularly referred to as Sandwich Programs from teaching in public schools in the country.
For the avoidance of doubt, the Ministry said a degree in a subject area “whether through Distance or campus program, qualifies one to teach in a Senior High School, in addition to meeting other requirements set by National Teaching Council and Ghana Education Service.”
“The official position is that a degree in Early Childhood Education or Basic Education whether through Sandwich or Campus programs, does not constitute eligibility to teach at a Senior High School,” the statement noted.
The statement however confirms the ministry's appreciation of the continuous efforts and contributions by teachers across the country.
In other news, the Nigerian government has warned that there could be dire consequences if its citizens in Ghana are ill-treated.
The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said Nigerians in other African states deserve to be respected.
She warned that the continent would suffer should Nigeria also decide to treat other nationals in the same manner.
READ ALSO: Over 19K Ghanaians infected with HIV in 2018
Faces of Ghana: The Kind Teacher Who Spends her Leisure Stitching Students' Uniforms | #Yencomgh
Have national and human interest issues to discuss?
Know someone who is extremely talented and needs recognition?
Your stories and photos are always welcome. Get interactive via our Facebook page.