Beginning 2022, the entry point for a teacher seeking employment with the Ghana Education Service (GES) in the country must be first degree, the GES has announced.
That is when the first cohort of graduates from the colleges of education pursuing the degree programme will pass out.
The Deputy Director-General in charge of Management Services, Mr Anthony Boateng, announced this when he briefed journalists on some major reforms being implemented by the management of education at a workshop for selected journalists at Larteh in the Akwapim North Municipality in the Eastern Region.
Mr Boateng, however, explained that those who were already in the system with the diploma certificates would remain at post and upgraded themselves.
“Surely, there will be some who basically might not want to upgrade themselves to be first degree holders. They will not be sacked. The opportunity will be there for them to gradually phase out in the service.
“What it means is that no new diploma holder will be employed and those already in with the diploma will be assisted to either upgrade or be phased out,” he said.
He explained that even though the GES had stopped the automatic recruitment of newly trained teachers, all those trained from the public colleges of education would be eventually absorbed.
Mr Boateng further explained that the policy on recruitment currently was based on demand and so GES recruited to fill vacant spaces