Organisational Structure And Functions Of Ghana Education Service
Mission Of The G.E.S
To ensure that Ghanaian children of school –going age are provided with quality education and training through effective and efficient management of resources to make education delivery relevant to the manpower needs of the nation
Vision Of The G.E.S
The 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 management for the attainment of the goals of the Service.
Functions Of The GES
The functions of the Service are stated in Section 3 of the Act 506 as follows:
i. The Service shall be responsible for the implementation of approved national policies and programmes
relating to pre-tertiary education.
ii. Without prejudice to subsection (1) of this section it shall be the duty of the Service-
to provide and oversee basic education, senior high school education,
technical education and special education;
to register, supervise and inspect private pre-tertiary educational institutions;
to submit to the Minister recommendations for educational policies and programmes;
to promote the efficiency and the full development of talents among its members;
to register teachers and keep an up-to-date register of all teachers in the public system;
to carry out such other functions as are incidental to the attainment of the functions specified above; and
to maintain professional standards and the conduct of its personnel (knowledge of conditions of Service and Code of conduct required)
The Act has also established a governing body for the Service which is known as Ghana Education Service Council.