Education Update Ministry of Education Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh (MP)
June 2, 2020
Employment of teaching and non Employment (2017 teaching staff 2017 Limited Recruitment Newly Trained teachers 2018 Double Track Teachers 2019 Double Track Non Newly Trained teachers GES/YEA Non—-teaching teaching19,640 14,1702020)2020 Newly Trained Teachers Graduate Teachers Replacement 8,872 1,445 14,500 7,730 Non Teaching Staff 16,500 6,500 3,232 1,135 GRAND TOTAL: 93,724 93,724 Number of staff hired by GES between 2017 and 2020.
Pre Tertiary Salaries and Allowances • • •
Salaries and arrears of most newly recruited staff paid to date. Allowances of most newly promoted staff have also been paid. Government has approved a “teacher professional allowance” 1,200 GHS Professional Allowance for Teaching Staff 600 GHS • Continuous professional development support Government has approved critical support for TEWU members.
Pre Tertiary Education Bill • •
Government has agreed and aligned with the concerns of the teacher unions and have deleted the Decentralization Clauses Tertiary Education Bill before parliament. This is evidence of a listening Government. Deleted from the Pre Clauses on Decentralization removed from Bill.
Tertiary Employment• • •
Financial Clearance Approval for post for Tertiary Institutions to recruit (2017 retirement contracts up until grade Approval for post retirement contract for grade up to age 65 6,178 2020) age 70 for 6,178 professorial academic staff of senior lecturer Financial clearance for Tertiary Institutions.
Tertiary Research Support• •
Government has approved the increase in Research allowance from GHS 500 to 1,500 Ghana Cedis Introduction of the , this is a 200% increase. Ghana National Research Fund currently before parliament. 200% Bill which is Increase in research allowance.
Public University Bill •
Ghana Tertiary Education Policy that was publicly launched on June 14, 2019 at the University of Ghana and this has given rise to the Public University Bill that is before parliament. • There has been a lot of input and the government want to acknowledge the role of UTAG .
Conditions for Reopening of Schools
Disinfection of all educational Institutions (Public or Private)
Provision of WASH facilities for all schools
Provision of washable and reusable Facemasks for students and Staff
Mapping of all schools to health facilities
All Classes to be split
No mass gathering
No sports and Sporting events
Schools not available for religious activities
No visitors allowed (Boarding schools)
Tertiary Reopening, opening Monday June 15, 2020
Final Year Students Only Six Weeks of Academic work Split all classes Private tertiary institutions then four weeks for exams are to provide to NCTE • • • Number of Staff Number of Final Year Students All NonMoE educational institutions Monday June 15, 2020. • Foreign Students are also expected to reopen on who are outside the country and are identified will be allowed to return granted their country will allow them exit.
S H S Reopening
• • • • Reopening on Monday June 22, 2020 Final Year Students (SHS 3) Six Weeks of Academic work All classes to be split and SHS 2 Gold Track then No more than • All day students Only five weeks for WASSCE 25 students in a class in boarding • • • • in Boarding Schools will be Day schools will have enhanced daily health protocols Dining will be in batches in boarding schools NO visitors Allowed Schools are unavailable for religious activities No Sports and • sporting events
J H S Reopening • •
Reopening on Monday June 29, 2020 Final Year Students (JHS 3) • Only Eleven Weeks of Academic work • All classes to be split then No more than one week for BECE 30 students in a class • • • • • Classes will be from No breaks outside 9AM to 1PM the classroom Schools will have Each day ( Reduced School Day enhanced daily health protocols Schools will be No sports or unavailable for religious activities ) sporting events.