The Minister of Education, Mrs Betty Mould -Iddrisu, has granted amnesty to all teachers who have pursued degree programmes without appropriate leave.
The amnesty also applies to all those who are enrolled and pursuing degree programmes in any university, provided they officially write to report their status as such within three months effective of the date of the directive.
This is contained in a statement dated May 10 signed by Mr Mahama Ayariga , the Deputy Minister of Education .
The statement said the Minister had directed that the Ghana Education Service ( GES) should take steps to reabsorb all teachers who had pursued degree programmes without appropriate study leave granted by the Service .
It said the Ministry shall assist the GES with the exercise of identifying, verifying and compiling the list of all teachers in this category .
To this end , it said, all those who fall within this group should either submit their applications to their various district education directorates or apply directly to the Deputy Minister of Education in charge of Tertiary education .
“The Minister shall liaise with the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning to deal with the financial issues in the implementation of the policy.
” The statement said the Minister of Education was working with experts to expand Distance Learning Education to enable greater success to degree programmes by teachers across the country without the teachers’ services being lost in the process.