Mr. Lee Ocran, Minister of Education
As part of the efforts to ensure management efficiency, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has developed a manual titled “Leadership Change”, for its Directors of Education.
The manual was developed out of the collaboration between the GES and the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), and would serve as both a training material and handbook, for the directors.
The Director of Teacher Education, Mr Samuel Ansah, disclosed this at a three-day “trial testing and validation” workshop on it Kumasi, for some of the some directors, and said, “It would provide them the required managerial skills, to enable them meet the challenges and dynamics of present-day education”.
It would also arm them with a better understanding of the policies, strategies and principles of the GES.
Mr Ansah said decentralisation in the new Education Act, put the education directors at the centre of all implementation activities, hence the need for officials in the directorates to be adequately prepared for their duties.
“They need to be guided to manage both the human and material resources at their disposal,” he stressed.
Mr Ansah encouraged the directors to study the manual critically, and provide useful suggestions, to fine-tune it.