Today at the basic school level, Textbooks for learners and teachers and JHS teachers CPP curriculum training are nonexistent and could be akin to how urine has eluded fowls.
What has our education system become, especially at the Pre -Tertiary level? our learners at the KG and Primary level are on vacation and will return to school still without textbooks.
As if this is annoying enough, our JHS teachers are still looking up to God for a miracle that will compel the ever “Efficient GES” leadership to organize the CPP new curriculum training
JHS teachers without CPP curriculum training
Our teachers at the Junior High Schools have been teaching since January without the needed CPP curriculum training.
It is as though the Ghana Education Service is yet to come to terms with exactly what the teachers at the JHS should be teaching.
With this flawed system, headteachers continue to require JHS teachers to prepare lesson notes.
Can we conclude that the GES is confused or lacks leadership?
GALOP schools should forget about materials for implementation. It’s a beautiful mirage. We only know how to draft beautiful policies, at best. We roll it out in a grand national ceremony, speak big English and end it there.
NTC’s teacher training on Assessment Framework
NTC has promised to train teachers on Assessment Framework but forget- they don’t have our time. It’s just another promise.
The bizarre implementation of a double track that has left students in a perpetual vacation mood is not stopping anytime soon. Better you enroll your wards in a private class or forget about good grades.
The government is not even ready to listen to the promotion and upgrade issues. Just forget it for now. If you are lucky to have your promotion or upgrade letter which has not reflected in your salary, thank your stars. Others were not even given cement paper.
Salary Increment for public worker
A meeting is to be held on 22nd April to commence discussions on the minimum wage but there seems to be hopeless writing on the walls already.
Don’t even think of that salary increment. You will get a heart attack. They will tell you teachers are many. Or, they spent all the money on covid 19.
One teacher, one laptop project
For the laptops, the least said, the better. But the government has been making a lot of noise about it.
The same goes for the allowances outlined in the collective agreement, including allowances for accepting posting to deprived arrears. The only allowance you get is a free mud house. At least you won’t pay rent.
The list goes on and on.
Nobody cares about the teacher. Many of us are demotivated, but we have to just motivate ourselves somehow.
They are only toying with our Education system for a reason best known to them. We as teachers can only try our best to help ourselves, the kids and the future of this nation in our own small way. It’s pathetic though.
The teacher unions are losing salt and their importance in serving as a watchdog of government.
When will they become serious and put the government on its toes to
- Provide public pre-tertiary schools with the required textbooks for teaching and learning.
- Press on the GES to organize the delayed CPP curriculum training for JHS teachers.
- Help ensure that the NTC trains teachers on Assessment Framework as promised to help teachers in the performance of their duties.
- Can the teacher unions be bold enough to talk about the porous double track system with extended versions of vacation? Currently, where are the Green Track SHS2 students, and when are they reporting to school?