Degrees via Distance,Sandwich or Campus qualifies for Teaching at the SHS -Education Ministry

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The Ministry of Education has outlined modalities for qualification to teach at the Senior High Schools in the Country.

The Ministry in a statement issued by its Head of Pblic Relations Unit,Ekow Vincent Assafuah on July 21,2019 said that degrees in a subject area whether through Distance or Campus program,qualifies one to teach in a Senior High School.

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In addition to the certificates,the Ministry said a prospective teacher must also meet standards set by the National Teaching Council(NTC) and the Ghana Education Service (GES).

“For the avoidance of doubts,degree in a subject area whether through Distance or Campus program,qualifies one to teach in a Senior High School,in addition to meeting the requirements set by National Teaching Council and the Ghana Education Service” It said.

The Ministry was responding to arguments on the subject matter after teachers in some districts were withdrawn from the Senior High School for acquiring Degrees from Distance and Sandwich Programmes.

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The Ministry said its official position on the matter is that a degree in Early Childhood Education or Basic Education whether through Sandwich or Campus programs,does not constitute eligibility to teach at a Senior High School.

The statement emphasized there was no policy from either the Ministry of Education or the Ghana Education Service which disqualifies teachers who earned their certificates through Distance Learning,from teaching in public schools in the country.

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Source: EducationGhana.net

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