2019 July 15

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July 15, 2019

Secondary Education Division (SED) is a division under the Ghana Education Service (GES). The division is to assist the GES implement and monitor MOE policies, guidelines on equitable access to education, improvement of quality education, effective education management, promotion and the demystification of Science, Mathematics, Technology & Engineering at the Second Cycle level.

Vision Statement

To create an enabling environment in all Second Cycle Institutions and Management positions that will sustain effective teaching and learning in Second Cycle Schools and promote management efficiency within the Secondary Education Division.

Mission Statement

To provide for, support, guide, coordinate, regulate and promote quality Education to all children at the Second Cycle level in Ghana for national integration, individual and national development.

Our Mandate
  • Provide equitable access for Second Cycle Education
  • Improve quality of Second Cycle Education
  • Ensure efficiency and improved management in Second Cycle Institutions
  • Enhancing the Public Private School Partnership
  • Addressing all cross cutting issues
Duties of the Divisional Director of the Secondary Education Division
  • To maintain an efficient management of Second Cycle schools in Ghana
  • Provide equitable access to Secondary Education in the country
  • Improve quality of Secondary Education
  • Coordinate and maintain efficiency and improved management in Second cycle schools
  • Promote public private partnership and community participation
  • Member of Education Management Committee (strategic Plan), carrying out directives from the Director-General and the Deputy Director-General
  • Promotion and the demystification of Science, Mathematics, Technology & Engineering at the Second Cycle level
Duties of the Head of the Science Education and ICT Unit
  • As Head of the Unit. Coordinate, monitor and evaluate all science technology and mathematics education activities at the pre-tertiary level on regular basis and make recommendation that would enhance their effectiveness for the achievement of our national goals (demystifying the study of science).
  • Develop, implement and popularize science and technology through activities such as Science Technology Mathematics Innovation & Engineering (STMIE) clinics, competitions, other science, technology, mathematics camp for students, workshops/seminars, science fairs, newspaper production, posters, information pamphlets, science clubs in schools, etc with interventions for the girl-child and special needs students.
Duties of the CSSPS Coordinator

Coordinate and set criteria for placement of BECE candidates. Intensive public education and organize workshops for the sensitization of Stakeholders on registration and school selection by students and expectation of WAEC and GES. Manage the student information system; complaints and feedback mechanisms. Educate public on the CSSPS. Request for signed lists of students. Perform test run of online school selection.

Duties of the Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Research

Coordinate and set criteria for placement of BECE candidates. Intensive public education and organize workshops for the sensitization of Stakeholders on registration and school selection by students and expectation of WAEC and GES. Manage the student information system; complaints and feedback mechanisms. Educate public on the CSSPS. Request for signed lists of students. Perform test run of online school selection.

Secondary Education Improvement Project (SEIP)

The project development objective is to increase access to Senior Secondary Education in underserved districts and improve quality in low-performing senior high schools. The project supports the Government’s Day Senior High Schools program through two components:

  • Support to increase Access with Equity and Quality in Senior High School
  • Management, Research and Monitoring and Evaluation.
Duties of the School Programs Officer

Response to complaints from stakeholders on school fees charged and ensure compliance of Government directives, organizing school databases and essay competitions, focal person for MOE/GES AYA in-school project, organizing national and international celebrations, representing the Division on national committees on child protection, organizing talks to student clubs on career guidance, listening and study skills as well as time management, investigate issues and make recommendations to Director, Secondary Education Division.

July 15, 2019

As one of the Divisions at the GES Headquarters, the Basic Education Division has the main section and three other units: Early Childhood Education Unit (ECE), Private Schools Unit and the Girls’ Education Unit (GEU).

Vision Statement

The Division envisages a country where all children of school-going age have access to quality basic education and complete irrespective of: gender, geographical location, socio-economic status of parents, physical and psychological conditions.

Mission Statement

The Division is to ensure effective and efficient delivery of basic education in the country.

Role of the Division

Generally, the Division performs the following roles:

  • Ensure the supply and distribution of essential teaching and learning materials to schools.
  • Keep accurate data of basic schools, both public and private, in the country.
  • Submit regular reports on basic education delivery to the Director General.
  • Enhance the capacity of districts to support head teachers, SMC/PTA and DEOCs to promote effective and efficient delivery of basic education.
  • Oversee the implementation of policy guidelines for all basic schools in collaboration with relevant authorities.
  • Supervise the activities of civil society and non-governmental organizations in basic schools.
  • Propose basic school academic calendar for approval by the Director General.
  • Liaise with West African Examination Council (WAEC) in the administration, conduct, and monitoring of the Basic Education Certification Examination (BECE).
  • Collate and analyse, BECE results nationwide and submit report to the Director General.
  • Process and make recommendations for approval for the opening and absorption of newly established Junior High Schools.
  • Facilitate the conduct of national and international competitions for pupils in basic schools.
  • Collaborate with the Physical Education (PE) Unit to organize national celebrations for basic schools e.g. Independence Anniversary and President’s Independence Day Awards.
  • Make recommendations to the Director General on the formulation and development of basic education policies and guidelines.
  • Undertake periodic monitoring and evaluation of interventions to improve basic education delivery in the country.
Specific roles of the units under the division

Early Childhood Education (ECE) Unit
The Unit is headed by a Director II. It oversees kindergarten education in the country and supports the Department of Children to oversee pre-school education (0 – 3 year olds). It:

  • Provides periodic support for ECE providers to promote efficient and effective delivery of Early Childhood Education.
  • Develops and reviews national policy on Early Childhood Education.
  • Recommends for approval the establishment of kindergartens.
  • Undertakes periodic inspection of kindergartens.
  • Enhances the capacity of Early Childhood Coordinators in the regions and districts to improve supervision.
  • Liaises with Development Partners, NGOs and other ECE providers to improve Early Childhood Education in the country.
  • Develops strategies and programmes to enhance Early Childhood Education delivery in the country.

Private Schools Unit
The Unit is headed by a Deputy Director. It:

  • Collaborates with the Secondary and Technical/Vocational divisions to oversee private education delivery at the pre-tertiary level.
  • Coordinates activities of private schools (Basic, Senior Secondary and Technical/Vocational Institutes, including, Computer Training Schools and Professional Institutes) across the country
  • Considers requests for approval to run private school/institution and submit recommendations to the Director General.
  • Prepares and updates annually, a national register of private schools in their various categories.
  • Supervises and supports private schools to improve on their delivery.
  • Liaises with Supplies & Logistics Division for supply of syllabuses and textbooks to private schools.
  • Keeps data on all private schools in the country.
  • Enhances the capacity of private schools coordination to improve supervision
  • Undertakes periodic inspection of private schools in collaboration with district and regional private school coordinators.
  • Advises and explains government’s policies on private education to proprietors/proprietresses of private schools
  • Submits regular reports through the Divisional Director to the Director General

Girls Education Unit (GEU)
The Unit is headed by a Director II. It:

  • Collaborates with the Secondary and Technical/Vocational Education Divisions to oversee the education of the girl child at all levels of pre-tertiary education – Basic, Secondary including Technical/Vocational Institutions.
  • Develops strategies to enhance enrolment, participation, retention, transition and learning outcomes of girls in basic and secondary schools.
  • Collaborates with partners to research and disseminate findings and recommendations to appropriate agencies on girls’ education
  • Collaborates with Development Partners and NGOs to promote girls education in the country
  • Keeps data on girls education in the country
  • Oversees the development and empowerment of girls through the introduction of interventions in schools
  • Develops strategies to monitor and protect girls in schools.
  • Enhances the capacity of Girls’ Education Officers in the regions and districts to promote girls education
  • Submits regular reports on girls’ education through the Divisional Director to the Director General

July 15, 2019

The Technical and Vocational Education Division (TVED) is one of the Ten (10) Divisions of the Ghana Education Service (GES) Headquarters responsible for implementing pre-tertiary Technical and Vocational Education under the Ministry of Education (MoE).

Vision Statement

To provide relevant and quality Technical and Vocational Education and Training Skills to meet Ghana’s socio-economic development.

Mission Statement

To create enabling environment for the youth to acquire quality demand-driven TVET employable skills and general education to enable them fulfill the country’s TVET human resource requirements.

Our Mandate
  • Organize and supervise the delivery of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in institutions at the pre-tertiary level in the public education system
  • Provide supervisory oversight over Technical and Vocational Institutions in the private sector that follow GES/TVET Examinations.
  • Develop and review curricula for TVET courses
  • Conduct TVET examinations and awarding corresponding certificates for all its courses
  • Collect and collate data from TVET Institutions
  • Conduct research on TVET issues
  • Assist in exposing students at the Basic and SHS levels to a range of practical activities in collaboration with the relevant Divisions of GES to make them familiar and to stimulate their interest in TVET programmes so as to give them the opportunity to choose their future careers in either the technical, vocational or general education field
  • Equip students who have completed Basic Education with TVET skills to enable them enter into gainful employment in the industry.
  • Equip students with relevant productive and entrepreneurial skills related to TVET courses to prepare them for self-employments.
  • Promote increased participation of women in education, training and employment in the TVET Sector.
  • Provide sound academic foundation for TVET delivery and for further education for those students who may wish to continue their education during their working life in the context of lifelong education.

The Division has Seven (7) Units as summarized below:

Programme Development and Supervision:

  • Curriculum Development, Review and Training
  • Supervision of public and Private Institution

Human Resource and Industrial Liaison:

  • Instructor and Management Training
  • Industrial Attachment
  • Tracer Studies

Finance and Administration:

  • Budget Preparation and Implementation
  • General Divisional Administration
  • Accreditation of Institutions

Statistics, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Collecting and collating Statistical data in Public/Private Institutes
  • Making follow-up to monitor and evaluate delivery of programmes
  • Conducting research to help review courses

Women in Technical Education (WITED), Guidance and Counseling:

  • Encouraging females to pursue male dominated courses
  • Providing Guidance and Counseling Services to Basic School pupils to pursue TVET

Technical Examinations Unit:

  • Conduct of GES TVET and National Secretariat in Office Management Examinations
    Award of Certificates

ICT (supporting research and other IT activities)

  • Facilitating the integration of ICT into TVET curriculum to enhance TVET Delivery
  • Coordinating ICT activities in Technical Institutes
  • Training for ICT teachers
  • Collecting and collating Statistical data in Public TVET Institutes

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