The Ministry of Education has clarified that there is no policy from which disqualifies teachers who earned their certificates through Distance Learning, popularly referred to as Sandwich Programs from teaching in public Senior High Schools (SHS) in the country.
According to the ministry in a statement, “the official position 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.”
“Over the years,” it said, “the impression has been created that any degree qualifies one to teach at the Senior High school even if the degree (such as Early Childhood or Basic Education) is tailored for teaching at the Kindergaten or primary levels. That is not accurate.”
For the avoidance of doubt, it stressed, “degree in a subject area whether through Distance or campus program, qualifies one to teach in a Senior High School, in addition to meeting other requirements set by National Teaching Council and Ghana Education Service.”
“The Ministry appreciates the continuous efforts and contributions by teachers across the country,” the statement signed by Vincent Ekow Assafuah, Public Relations Officer of the Education Ministry said.