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Deputy Director (DD) Promotion Aptitude Test Questions and Answers GES





  1. ….……….. involves taking responsibility for an individual’s own actions, making sure they have been asked to perform and always putting the interest and needs of the individuals they are supporting first.
  2. Supervision and instruction
  3. Equity and equality
  4. Assessment and supervision
  5. Accountability and quality


  1. The Ghana Education service Council is composed of ……….. members.
  2. Twelve
  3. Ten
  4. Fourteen
  5. Fifteen


  1. The Act number assigned to Ghana’s Education Regulatory Bodies is act ……
  2. 1024
  3. 1023
  4. 744
  5. 545


  1. Per the Ghana Education Regulatory Bodies Act 2020 how many Bodies does the Ministry of Education have?
  2. 7
  3. 6
  4. 5
  5. 4


  1. Ghana’s Education Strategic Plan (Esp 2018 -2030) was built Access and Equity; Quality, Relevance, Efficiency and Effectiveness is based on ………
  2. Sustainability
  3. Dependability
  4. Collaboration
  5. Accountability


  1. Which of the following statements best illustrate adaptive way of teaching a lesson.
  2. The teacher uses multiple means of representation
  3. The teacher always uses games to introduce the lesson
  4. Only summative assessment is used to assess least number of learners
  5. All learners are given the opportunity to participate in the lesson.


  1. The Chief Director of Ministry of Education is called?
  2. Mamle Andrews
  3. Madam Ivy Asantewaa
  4. Casandra Twum Ampofo
  5. Kwesi Kwarteng


  1. Current theories of classroom Management see the teacher as a ……..
  2. Dictator
  3. Director
  4. Guide
  5. Leader


  1. Which of the following statements is/are false.
  2. Peer teaching activities such as pairing learners together, problems, can be especially beneficial for learners with confidence and poor interpersonal skills.
  3. Ensuring inclusivity means placing learners with disability classes so they are learn at the same pace.
  4. II only
  5. I only
  6. I and II
  7. Neither I or II


  1. Which one of the following qualities exemplifies what innervation embraces?
  2. Resource mobilization
  3. Playful pedagogy
  4. Maintenance culture
  5. Better communication


  1. The following are challenges of innovation in schools except.
  2. Poor attitudes to research outcomes
  3. Inadequate leadership guidance
  4. Focus on inclusiveness
  5. Focus on funding


  1. Which one of the following forms part of the major infrastructural problem education in Ghana.
  2. Lack of supervision and motivation
  3. Lack of maintenance culture
  4. Inadequate electricity supply and internet connection
  5. Face to face stle


  1. The standard specified in the content of the new GES Curriculum for Basic schools, adopted for implementation in September 2019 in Ghana, are based on not only what Ghana as a nation requires of its workforce, but also on demands of globalization, At the points of exit, it is expected that graduates for the curriculum will have attained knowledge and skills that allow them to compare in the international job market.

Which of the following goal of curriculum development is this reflected in?

  1. Better Ghana Agenda
  2. Development of a sense of civic responsibility
  3. Global competitive Ghanaian workforce
  4. Preservation of national resource and culture


  1. Which of the of the following statements is/are false?
  2. it is easy to achieve the broad national goals of education when curriculum development is decentralized.
  3. Students who follow a decentralized curriculum in deprived school districts are likely to be disadvantaged in the market.
  4. I only
  5. II only
  6. Both I and II
  7. Neither I nor II


  1. Which of the following activities would a school administrator willnot process for?
  2. Type minutes of a meeting
  3. Maintain an inventory
  4. Do a computer search online
  5. Calculate students continuous assessment.


  1. Which one of the following is not a classification of filing, files.
  2. Systematic classification
  3. Numerical classification
  4. Chronological classification
  5. Alphabetical classification


  1. The Geographical classification of filing, files are arranged in ……..
  2. Number
  3. Location
  4. Letter
  5. Content


  1. Initial letters written in formal language to communicate in solution to answer is referred to as…..
  2. Minutes
  3. Memos
  4. Invoice
  5. Correspondence


  1. Which one of the following process is limited to quantitative description of a pupils performance?
  2. Assessment
  3. Evaluation
  4. Measurement
  5. Testing


  1. Which of the following in Ghana has the objectives of equitable educational opportunity and the prioritization of the disadvantaged in the society?
  2. Disability law
  3. Inclusive education system
  4. Right to Education
  5. Special education provision


  1. A student teacher who had grade B+ in assessment in school could write good items for an end-of-term examination. The head teacher of the school, therefore questioned the teacher as to whether he really took part in the assessment course. Which one of the following characteristics of a good test might have informed the head teacher’s question?
  2. Normality
  3. Objectivity
  4. Reliability
  5. Validity


  1. Standardized test are used to ……….
  2. Evaluate a learners understanding and knowledge
  3. Evaluate admissions potential for a learner
  • Assess language and technical skills proficiency.
  1. Assess aptitude for a career in the armed forces.
  2. I, II, III and IV
  3. I, II and III
  4. I and IV
  5. I and III


  1. Which of the following purposes of assessment is often associated with letter grade or number?
  2. Assessment as learning
  3. Assessment for learning
  4. Assessment from learning
  5. Assessment of learning


  1. The G.E.S approved aged for voluntary retirement at what age?
  2. 48 and 60 years
  3. 45 and 60 years
  4. 44 and 60 years
  5. 40 and 60 years


  1. A school head is about to take leadership of a low-performing school. One of the school head’s first goals will be to evaluate teacher quality in the school. The school head can best begin this process by……..
  2. Arranging to observe instruction in class
  3. Comparing students grades in each subject area across classrooms
  4. Having each teacher complete a teaching self- evaluation.
  5. Interviewing each teacher about his or her teaching practices.


  1. Which one of the following is not classified as one of the anti-social element of societies in comp temporary terms.
  2. Pick pocketing
  3. Mental illness
  4. Drug sniffing
  5. Child prostitution


  1. The process through which trees absorb carbon dioxide from human and oxygen to aid breathing is known as
  2. Purification
  3. Photosynthesis
  4. Oxidation
  5. Foliage


  1. The long term fluctuations begin experience by countries across temperature, wind patterns, rainfall etc is known as ………..
  2. Weather change
  3. Greenhouse change
  4. Cryospheric change
  5. Climate change


  1. The five(5) principles of leadership for learning (LFL) includes all the following except
  2. A focus on learning
  3. Equality and equity
  4. Learning dialogue
  5. Shared accountability


  1. The time frame which it takes teachers to adopt, change, introduced into the school by policy or head teacher is referred to as……..
  2. Cultural lag
  3. Culture inertia
  4. Cultural diffusion
  5. Acculturation


  1. The two main parts of a schools budget comprise
  2. Profit and loss
  3. Income and expenditure
  4. Cost and benefit
  5. Buying and selling


  1. The type of assessment that lay emphasis on students direct access to resources to reason and extract information at their own pace is known as……..
  2. Standard based learning
  3. Outcomes based learning
  4. Assessment of learning
  5. Assessment for learning


  1. The value that divides a data set into two equal parts is basically called…..
  2. Frequency
  3. Median
  4. Mode
  5. Median


  1. Amongst the various schools records the most comprehensive information about the pupils is found in the ….…….
  2. Cumulative record book
  3. Log book
  4. Register
  5. Report card


  1. The Ministry of Education is committed to an education system that would allow TVET (Technical Vocational Education and Training) students to dedicate amongst equal time to learning at school as well as spend time with industry.

Which of the following terms describes the system?

  1. Semester system
  2. Internship system
  3. Dual system
  4. Double track system


  1. Which of the following best describes the fundamental role of a Director of Education in Ghana?
  2. Provide updated data on teachers to the GES headquarters
  3. Provide professional advice to the District, Municipal or Metropolitan Assembly
  4. Perform administrative roles in the District, Municipal or Metropolitan Assembly
  5. Lead the implementation of pre- tertiary educational polices.


  1. The key focal areas of educational policy development in Ghana are contained in the……..
  2. UNESCO’s Annual Educational Review
  3. Pre- tertiary Education Act 2020
  4. Education strategic Plan
  5. District/Municipal/Metropolitan Human Development Plans.


  1. Inclusive education involves the following except……..
  2. Whole system approach with the support of the district offices
  3. Placing learners in mainstream classes with appropriate support.
  4. Loading classrooms with learners of disabilities.
  5. Changes in content teaching strategies and methods to teaching


  1. Democratic leadership is based on………..
  2. Shared funds
  3. Shared decision making
  4. Mutual sharing
  5. All of the above




Answer all questions in this section by identifying whether the statement provided is true or false.

Circle the letter that corresponds to the correct or best option on your question paper.


  1. The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment(NaCCA) has 22 appointed by the president of Ghana.
  2. False
  3. True


  1. The Director General of Ghana Education Service (GES) is appointed by the Ministry of Education.
  2. False
  3. True


  1. The National schools Inspectorate Authority(NaSIA) can close down a school in an emergency situation after consultation with the Minister and Regional Directorate Concerned.
  2. False
  3. True


  1. The board of governors is the only body that the constitution manage the activities of the senior High Schools.
  2. False
  3. True


  1. Ghana Education Service (GES) and National Schools Inspectorate Authority (NaSIA) are both mandated by the Education Regulatory Bodies Act 2020 (Act 1023) to register and License all pre- tertiary School in Ghana.
  2. False
  3. True


  1. The Ghana Education Service has the sole responsibility of recruiting and posting in service teachers and post-secondary educational institutions.
  2. False
  3. True


  1. The Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) of a country cannot exceed% due to the inclusion of over-aged and under-aged pupils/student because of early or late entrants.
  2. False
  3. True


  1. The West African Examinations Council does not operate in Francophone West Africa.
  2. False
  3. True


  1. leadership focuses on achievement of goals.
  2. False
  3. True


  1. In contemporary times the policies are the part of the school administration and management.
  2. False
  3. True


  1. The notice board is the most suitable form of communication used in the school.
  2. False
  3. True


  1. Interviews and questionnaires are primary source of information.
  2. False
  3. True


  1. The ICT in Education Policy seeks to standardized and enhance the implementation and post-implementation stage of ICT in Education interviews.
  2. False
  3. True


  1. With the “One Teacher” One Laptop” initiative, the government will pay 80% of the cost while the teacher pays 20%.
  2. False
  3. True
  4. The supervisory role of the District Director of Education covers all the schools except the private schools.
  5. False
  6. True


  1. The centralized filling system is a system records are kept by various organization.
  2. False
  3. True


  1. All schools in Ghana were involved in the National Standardized Test (NST) in November 2022.
  2. False
  3. True


  1. There is no conceptual difference between educational leadership and School Management Committee (SMC)
  2. False
  3. True


  1. There is no conceptual difference between Management and Leadership of Educational System.
  2. False
  3. True


  1. Coaching is more development driven while mentoring is more knowledge and skills experience.
  2. False
  3. True


  1. The key purpose for Ghana’s transforming teaching and learning on Education Strategic Plan (ESP 2018-2030) is to ensure that all students are given equitable quality learning opportunities.
  2. False
  3. True




Instruction: Answer all questions in this section by filling n the space provided on the question paper with the correct or best answer.


  1. The focus of GALOP (Ghana Accountability for Learning Outcomes Project) is to ………..

Answer: improve the quality of education in low performing basic education schools and strengthen education sector equity and accountability in Ghana.


  1. Write out in full the following acronyms; i. GBDC CTVET iii. NaCCA and iv. NaSIA

Answer: i.  GBDC: Ghana Book Development Council

  1. CTVET: Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training

iii. NaCCA: National Council for Curriculum and Assessment

  1. NaSIA: National Schools Inspectorate Authority


  1. Which agencies were merged in 2020 to form the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC)?

Answer: The National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) and the National Accreditation Board(NAB).


  1. The Ministry of Education is Responsible for ………..

Answer: All policies on education, including apprenticeship and wider skills acquisition in Ghana and to provide education that ensure opportunity is equal for all, no matter what their background family circumstances. In contrast, the Ghana Education Service is responsible for implementation of approved national pre- tertiary educational policies and programs to ensure that all Ghanaian children of school- going age irrespective of tribe, gender, disability, religious and political affiliations.


  1. The act of teachers’ demonstrating a strong relationship with students is by………

Answer: getting to know each of your students, discovering their interests and passions, their struggles and strengths.


  1. When supervisors rate their employees, the process is called…………

Answer: performance Appraisal.


  1. Barriers to effective communication are referred to as ……….

Answer: Attitudinal Barriers


  1. What type of rating scale would a teacher be using when he rank his student highest performing to the lowest. Answer: Teacher rating scales


  1. The abbreviation “KPI” is the short form of the phenomenon that provide for evaluation task accomplishment. This abbreviation stands for……….

Answer: KPI- Key Performance Indicators


  1. Educational management focuses on doing things right which focuses on …………

Answer: decision making, problem solving, communication, information management and effective team building.


  1. The re- appointment of a teacher who was interdicted as a result of disciplinary investigation, but cleared of all charges is referred to as ………. Answer: Re- instatement


  1. A formal and systematic set of procedures used to obtain information about how much students have learnt is referred to as ……….. Answer: Test


  1. On the GES Organogram, the Director General is directly responsible to……… Answer: GES Council.


  1. Three bodies or committees that have been established at the local and district levels to foster local community participation in decision- making are Parent Teacher Association (PTA), School Management Committee (SMC) and ………… Answer: District Education Oversight Committee (DEOC)


  1. When a teacher uses praise on a students anytime he/she is on task, the management strategy being used by the teacher is known as……… answer: Motivation


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