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Possible Promotion Interview Questions for 2017 Promotions in the GES – Part 1

Possible Promotion Interview Questions for 2017 Promotions in the GES – Part 1

The Ghana Education Service will start it’s 2017 Promotions of qualified staff from October 2 to 27th.

Candidates due for Promotion can glance through the following topics or arrears  as a preparatory tool prior to the Promotion Interviews.

We shall update readers on subsequent questions as and when they are available.

The Areas  are outlined below:

1. National Coordinator of the Free Senior High School (SHS) Programme -Mr William Darkwah

2. Minister of Education – Matthew Opoku Prempah

3. Minister in Charge of Tertiary Education –  Prof Kwesi Yankah

4. Deputy Minister of Education in charge of SHS&TVET  – Dr Yaw Adutwum

5. Deputy Minister in Charge of Basic Education- Barbara Ayisi

6. GES Council Chairman – Michael Nsowah

7.Please kindly read on- The ruckus on UEW too.
The brouhaha at SSNIT and the ultimatum given by the 12 Labour Unions to the Government.

MORE AREAS TO WATCH /Current Affairs
1. The maritime dispute between Ghana and Ivory Coast judgment –  Saturday-23/09/17
2. All the Educational Reforms in Ghana.
3. The SDG’s / MDG’s
4. NTC and licensing of teachers.
5. The meaning of the Free SHS Logo.
6. The phone usage in SHS palaver (pros /cons).


The Ministry of Education was established under the Civil Service Law 327 and under the PNDC Law 1993 with the mandate to provide relevant education to all Ghanaians. The Ministry is committed to put in place an education system focused on promoting creativity and problem-solving through the development of academics, technical and vocational programmes that will improve the acquisition of skills and assure job-market readiness.


To provide relevant education to all Ghanaians at all levels to enable them to acquire skills that will assist them to develop their potential in order to be productive, promotion of technology culture at all levels of society to facilitate poverty reduction and to promote socio-economic growth and national development.


To formulate and implement policies that would ensure quality and accessible education to all Ghanaian with requisite skills to achieve human development, good health, poverty reduction, national integration and international recognition.


For the purpose of achieving its objective, the Ministry performs the following functions:

Initiate and formulate policy options on Education for the consideration of governmentInitiate and advise on government plansUndertake such research as maybe necessary for the effective implementation of government policiesReview government policies and plansCoordinate and monitor the implementation of sector policies and strategies


Working towards achieving the overall goal of providing relevant and quality education for all Ghanaians including the disadvantaged, to enable them acquire skills, which will help make them functionally literate and productive to facilitate poverty alleviation and promote rapid socio-economic growth. This makes the Ministry responsible for:

Expanding access to quality education at all levels of education.Providing and improving infrastructural facilities.Providing free education at the basic level.Making tertiary education more cost effectiveRaising the quality of teaching and learning for effective outcomesMaking education more relevant to national goals and aspirations by focusing on technical and vocational educationEstablish a well co-ordinated and integrated system of scientific, technological and social innovation for public private sector partnership and development.


Process all incoming mails after they have been receivedGuarantee that all clients are attended to on arrival at the Ministry’s Clients’ office.Timely provision of information to Clients, Stakeholders and Partners on requestVet,process and effect payments of claims after all relevant documents have been receivedPreparation of sector reports


Improve management for efficiency within the education sector.Improve quality of teaching and learning at all levelsImprove access to and help participants in education and trainingDecentralize the education management systemPromote Accountability and transparencyPromote EquityCreate a culture within which the advancement of scientific knowledge is valued as essential component of national development.


Friendly and courteous Client Service Personnel willing and ready to serve at all timesAll office doors are clearly marked to facilitate easy identificationAll comments and queries received will be accorded the needed attentionStaff ID and visitor cards will be made available.


Clients should ensure that all necessary documents are properly prepared before submitting them for claims.Be courteous and polite to our staff and demand the same from them.To assist the ministry in the discharge of its functions by collaborating with staff and providing them with the needed information.To report first at the client service desk for enquiries and information.Request for information from Partners, Clients and Stakeholders should be indicated on an official letter.


The Ministry will at all times endeavour to furnish Clients and Stakeholders as well as Partners with required information.Newsletters, brochures and other items of information will be available on the Ministry\’s website for downloads and also at the information desk in the Ministry (ground floor).Information on the Ministry and its agencies (current updates) are available on the Ministry\’s website for the general public.

About Ellis Ferdinand

Ellis Ferdinand is the Founder/Chief Executive Officer of EducationGhana Limited and the Managing Editor at . He is a passionate writer,a publicist and an online Marketer and Promoter. He is Ghana's number 1 Education Blogger who brings all happenings in the Ghanaian Education Sector ,from Basic to Tertiary, to the doorsteps of readers on He is also the Founder of Education Awards Ghana which will soon be launched in Ghana to help boosts the Education Sector. He is Passionate about Promoting Education in Ghana, Africa and the world at large. Ferdinand Completed Accra College of Education and was Awarded a Diploma In Basic Education by the University of Cape Coast and Currently reading Psychology and Foundation of Education with Management and Accounting Options at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana. Ferdinand is willing to work with any organization who believes in Promoting quality business as well as Education in Ghana and Africa. You can Contact him for Promotion of Events,Advertisements,Publications and any other business through Education Ghana.


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