The Director General of the Ghana Educational Service, GES Prof Kwesi Opoku Amankwa has disclosed that as part of efforts in reforming the educational system in the country, the minimum requirement for teaching at the basic level is first degree.
This follows a criticism usually associated with the Ghana Educational System that products from our schools are unable to compete with their peers in other countries. The problem is traced to the foundational level of education, basic level. With this, the government is embarking on a vigorous effort in reviewing basic education with a focus on qualitative reforms in content and monitoring.
Speaking on Starr News on Monday, April 15, 2019, the Director General of the Ghana Educational Service, GES Prof Kwesi Opoku Amankwa stated that first degree is the minimum requirement of teaching in basic schools
He also said the GES has extended basic education to the SHS level
The Director of GES also indicated that a system will be introduced to track the performance of students to ensure that students are making progress in regards to the new reforms.
Also in an interview with Starr News, Matthew Ajaja Head of Professional Development at National Association of Teachers NAT, commenting on the extension of basic education to the SHS level he said: