The Minister of Education, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh aka Napo says government’s decision to promote teachers based on their performances in an aptitude test instead of interviews has proven to be more efficient.
According to him, the process has even eliminated administrative bottlenecks in the promotion of teachers.
Speaking at the World Teachers’ Day celebration in Cape Coast, Dr. Opoku Prempeh, assured teachers of government’s commitment to improving the welfare of Ghanaian teachers.
He argued that the previous method of merely interviewing was too tedious and probe to abuse.
“The interviews are very expensive and also a laborious system. There are complaints of bribery and corruption and victimisation by the teachers themselves. This is what has led to the new process.”‘
He also said the fact that teachers unions were more involved in the process was further positive.
“This helps in creating a system that is efficient by replacing face to face interview with an aptitude test.”