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The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), the Coalition of Concerned Teachers, Ghana (CCT-G) and some teachers have expressed their satisfaction with the decision to switch from interviewing teachers to the writing of aptitude tests as the method to grade them for promotion.

The Director-General of the GES, Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa told the media that the new promotion Unlike the interview procedure, he said, an aptitude test could take about two hours or less to help assess teachers who were qualified for promotion in record time.

Speaking in a separate interview with Nana Ampratwum on OmanbapaSHOW, the Public Relations Officer for GES, Mark Ofori said the latter process for promotion used to consume a lot of time hence the need to revise it.

''The performance areas of the GES requires that at a particular point in time, befitting officials due for promotion are interviewed and promoted accordingly''

''But there had been rising number of such cases annually....sometimes an interview process could go as long as 6months which hinders the pace of the process and hence the decision to review the process to save time and money and more importantly to ignore favoritism''

''The review is an introduction of an aptitude test system which determines whether a candidate should be promoted or otherwise after scores are cumulated''


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