The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) is furious with the Ministry of Education for interfering in areas that should normally be dealt with by the Ghana Education Service (GES).
Mr. Angel Cabonu, President of NAGRAT, questions why the Ministry needs to advertise for headmasters and other jobs when the GES already has that authority.
“There are many issues in the educational sector that need to be addressed, but we’re all acting as if they don’t exist.” One of these is the Ministry of Education’s decision to appoint headmasters and headmistresses, beginning with STEM schools, despite the fact that the Ministry has no authority to do so.”
“It is the job of the Ghana Education Service (GES), not the Ministry of Education, to designate headmasters and headmistresses,” he stated.
He also demanded that the Ministry of Education remove the advertisement seeking individuals to apply for headmaster or headmistress positions.
“As a result, the Ministry should immediately retract the advertisement inviting applicants to apply to be headmasters and headmistresses in STEM schools,” Mr. Carbonou stated.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education has yet to reply to NAGRAT’s two-week ultimatum to retract the advertisement and hand control over to the GES, which has sole authority.