The 2020 GNAT National meeting was held between September 29 to October 3, 2020, at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. There were reports presented by various stakeholders of the Ghana Education Service.
The Deputy Director-General, Lawyer Anthony Boateng of GES in charge of Management Service (MS) tackled very critical issues faced by teachers in the fraternity by looking at some key components such as Upgrading and promotion of teachers. He cautioned teachers to pay heed to the directives from the GES.
He reiterated that “upgrading is not automatic and it’s based on certain conditions-For example, course one reads should enforce him or her to deliver what is required. therefore any teacher embarking on a course of study for upgrading must have approval otherwise one risk not being recognized and upgraded, hence this tool must be considered by every individual who wishes to go for further studies”.
In furtherance with his submission, he revealed that lower rank promotions had 10,736 applicants but only 8678 had been approved and promoted. Those outside these approved figures must reapply when the opportunity sets in again.
With regards to upper-level promotions, he stated categorically that there will be another aptitude text before the year ends as he further explained that this was to help remove all forms of backlogs that used to exist in the past. he, however, announced that those who were successful in the previous exams written have already been placed on their new grades.