The Deputy Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), has disclosed private schools in the country are going to be exempted from their system as part of the ongoing reforms in the educational sector.
According to the Director-General, the new reforms will see Private schools placed under the National Inspectorate Board (NIB), an agency under the auspices of the Education Ministry instead of the Ghana Education Service.
Speaking at a GES Workshop on Secondary Education Improvement Project at Larteh in the Eastern region, he said his outfit under the reforms will see private schools as a competitor rather than a regulator, adding that “the Education Service cannot be a player and a referee at the same time”,
“GES is the regulator of education at the pre-tertiary level and is supposed to ensure that all schools perform to standard. After the reforms, the GES will focus more on implementing policies and the programmes and will no longer be responsible for private schools,” he noted.
Mr Anthony Boateng furthered that from 2022, the Ghana Education Service will be posting only degree holders to schools while those with diploma will be given the opportunity to upgrade themselves.
Asked whether those who are unable to upgrade themselves will be sacked, the Deputy Director-General said no teacher will be sacked but rather with time, those who will be unable to upgrade will be out of the system.