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Word of caution to Diploma Holders in Basic Schools

Word of caution to Diploma Holders in Basic Schools.

Diploma certificate is now archaic or outmoded and valueless in the teaching field of Ghana Education Service,  said, education minister. What will exactly happen to teachers who could not upgrade to meet the current trend?

This is a wake up call for all diploma holders, teaching at the various basic schools. After hearing this, No one should tell you that your service will not be needed some few days ahead of us if do not upgrade yourself. A Flashed back of what the formal education minister said:

Reports indicates that the minimum qualification to basic schools is now a first degree.

Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, the Minister for Education, has reemphasized that, minimum qualification for teaching at any of the Basic Schools in Ghana is now a First Degree.

Word of caution to Diploma Holders in Basic Schools.


He mentioned that, the fundamentals are critical for the intellectual development of a child’s as education is concerned was extremely significant to their future development, and the Government was embarking on teacher training reforms.

“We have in our focus on teacher reforms taken the necessary steps to upgrade all our Colleges of Education to university colleges to award Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) degrees, following a review of the teacher education curriculum into standards based curriculum,” the Minister informed Parliament, in Accra.

In a statement on “ Education and Teacher Reforms” presented to the House on Tuesday, the Minister said implementation of the new Teacher Education Curriculum  began in October 2018, with each College of Education affiliated to one of the Public Universities of Ghana.

According to Dr Opoku Prempeh, the Ministry of Education was working in collaboration and support of the Transforming Teacher Education and Learning (T-TEL) to upgrade capacity and improve the quality of teacher education to position teachers to be able to respond to current and future challenges in education.

T-TEL is a Government of Ghana programme funded by DFID. T-TEL is a six-year programme, which aims at ensuring Ghana’s teaching graduates are equipped to deliver high-quality, inspirational teaching and learning in schools.

The Minister announced the setting up, since 2018 of the National Teaching Council, which is charged with the responsibility for setting professional standards, registering, and licensing of teachers.

Dr Prempeh announced that the Government was introducing a Professional Teacher Allowance of GH¢1,200.00 per year for professional teachers and GH¢600.00 for non-professional teachers.

“This will enable teachers to invest in improving and upgrading their skills and keeping abreast with modern trends to assist improving learning outcomes,” the Minister said.

Word of caution to Diploma Holders in Basic Schools.

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