Promotion of teachers by examination is a bogus strategy _ Reginald Emile Addo Ankamah

Promotions should come based on one’s input and output at the workplace and not mere sitting for exams which only demands an ability to do chew and pour (rote learning).

Q1. In which year was GES established? 1974. Correct
Q2. FCUBE was introduced in which year? 1995 correct

Reginald Emile Addo Ankamah , having gotten these answers right, you have been prompted to the next rank in your profession. Accept our congratulations.

Yes, this is what GES and all the stakeholders in education are good at. It is, therefore, not surprising that our education has lost direction and manipulate to any form.

I know in your minds, you may be wondering where I’m heading towards with this write-up.

Well, I just want to enquire from our big bosses and employers, “What is the duty of the various Heads of Departments they have instituted in our schools?” I want to know If they have no role to play in the promotion of teachers under their supervision.

If a teacher does not need any recommendations or whatsoever from his superiors to get promoted, how then will he be effective even if his superiors notices he is not.

Promotions should come based on one’s input and output at the workplace and not mere sitting for exams which only demands an ability to do chew and pour (rote learning).

Concomitantly, I teach Physical Education in my school and I expect that, to verify whether or not my input and output warrant promotion, you need to inspect my teaching skills and strategies to know whether or not they have any impact on the child’s learning and not to ask the teacher, who knows which institution is responsible for Ghanaian monetary policies.

 

As a Physical Education tutor, I do research on how the various bones in the human body articulate to help movement occur to perform an activity. I introduce my learners to basic sports desciplines and the rules of the descipline and not the functions of what what and what.

 

In effect, there is wisdom in decentralising roles and empowering heads of schools, School Improvement Support Officers (SISOs), HODs to mention just a few. They should be responsible for teacher’s promotions by making recommendations. If you don’t trust them so much in their judgements, dissolved such offices and save the public purse.

Reginald Emile Addo Ankamah

InformedTeachersNetwork

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