SNR SUPT I : The way forward for qualified teachers who were not put on the rank
For some years now GES has refused to promote teachers who quality for promotion from Senior Superintendent II to Senior Superintendent I. Although these qualified teachers have undergone work inspection or promotion exams in their various districts, GES is yet to promote them to the appropriate rank.
The teachers mostly affected by this unfortunate situation are the 2016 and 2017 batch of teachers. Some teachers of 2015 batch are also affected.
In recent years, GES only give attention to the promotion of teachers to senior ranks like Principal Superintendent, Assistant Director II, Assistant Director I, Deputy Director II etc through promotion exams neglecting the junior ranks.
Is it because government has no money to pay the junior ranks if they get promoted or it’s just mere negligence. GES must quickly do something about this situation because it is really affecting teachers that are involved. This problem will make these teachers less motivated in delivering their services in the classroom since GES care less about their promotion issues and welfare.
Besides, the way forward for teachers who quality to be promoted to Senior Superintendent I but were not promoted by GES is to further their studies in degree programs and use their degree to apply for upgrading to Principal Superintendent.
Since the basic qualification for teachers in GES now is degree qualification, it will be prudent for these junior ranks teachers to rather go on further studies and read degree programs.
The junior rank teachers in GES should note that those trainees in the colleges of education will graduate soon with degree certificates and will be put on the rank of Principal Superintendent ahead of them if they don’t hurry and further by reading degree programs which will equally put them on the ranks of newly trained degree teachers when they graduate.
The junior rank teachers that are in the service have advantage of pursuing degree courses in secondary education which will qualify them to teach in senior high schools than those in colleges of education since those in colleges of education will graduate with degree certificates limited to basic education.
In conclusion the best thing for the junior rank teachers to do is to further their studies in degree programs. This will enable them even jump the senior superintendent I rank to Principal Superintendent (PS) when they finished their degree program and use their certificate for upgrading.
credit: Ghana Teachers Diaries.