The Ghana Education Service, as part of efforts to restore discipline among students and teachers of secondary schools in Ghana, has directed head teachers of all second-cycle institutions in Ghana to appoint school deans in charge of discipline.
Regional directors of the 16 regions have been tasked to relay this information officially to all head teachers in their regions.
Dr. Eric Nkansah, the GES Boss, informed all regional directors through a letter sighted by GhanaEducation instructing the officers to ensure all heads appoint their Deans of Discipline through elections before Friday, June 9, 2023.
“You are directed to inform heads of schools to appoint Deans of Discipline through elections and submit the list of all appointed to the Director-General by June 9, 2023, through the secretariat email (email@example.com),” The letter indicated.
GES directs public SHS heads to appoint Deans of Discipline: Who Qualifies, and What Are The Duties?
The Dean of Students will be responsible for ensuring discipline and helping to maintain a strong, positive, achievement-oriented school culture.
He or she will be charged with initiating innovative behaviour programs for the school.
Help use the behaviour programmes to model strong, mutually respectful relationships between schools, teachers, students and their families.
The successful applicant appointed must be able to deal with all discipline-related issues and the well-being of the students of the respective schools.
The Dean of Discipline shall have the school’s Principal/Head Teacher as the first line of authority and report to the head on all matters related to his or her job.
The candidate must have at least Bachelor’s required (Master’s preferred) and a Ghana Teaching License and with not less than three years of experience within the teaching setting.
The GES believes the introduction of the Dean of Discipline officer in the various schools will go a long way to tame indiscipline and bring sanity into our secondary schools which are becoming breeding grounds for lawlessness on the part of students and staff of the service.