Main Stakeholders of the GES
The Ghana Education Service (GES) was established, as part of the Public Service of Ghana, in 1974 by NRCD 247 and was subsequently amended by NRCD 252, 357 and SMCD 63. Under the fourth Republican Constitution of Ghana, these earlier legislations have been amended by Acts of Parliament, including Act 506 (1994) and Act 778 (2008). The GES is governed by a fifteen-member Council called the GES Council.
Ghana Education Service seeks to create an enabling environment in all educational institutions and management positions that will facilitate effective teaching and learning and efficiency in the management for the attainment of the goals of the Service.
To ensure that all Ghanaian children of school-going age are provided with inclusive and equitable quality formal education and training through effective and efficient management of resources to make education delivery relevant to the manpower needs of the nation.
GES is responsible for the implementation of approved national pre-tertiary educational policies and programs to ensure that all Ghanaian children of school-going age irrespective of tribe, gender, disability, religious and political affiliations are provided with inclusive and equitable quality formal education.
Employees are the workers at the Ghana Education Service. They include the teachers, Directors, and other administrative and non-teaching staff, including the cooks, accountants, bursars etc who work directly under the auspices of the Ghana Education Service.
The Unions refers to labour associations that represent the welfare of teachers and non-teaching staff at the pre-tertiary education level.
The Unions include;
- The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT)
- Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU)
- National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT)
- The coalition of Concerned Teachers Ghana (CCT-GH)
- All Teachers Alliance Ghana (ATAG)
- Innovative Teachers
Students are the largest stakeholders and the direct beneficiaries of Education Consumption in the Ghana Education Service. They include learners from the Kindergarten to the Senior High School level.
Parents are also major stakeholders in the Ghana Education Service. They ensure the educational fortunes of their children are being achieved by making sure all their children go to school.’
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