GES rules on teaching notes and working hours are explicitly clear per the code of conduct of the Ghana Education Service. However, though teachers are aware, many break such rules. It is important for the general public including the NTC, parents and guardians to be aware of these rules.
GES rules on teaching notes
A teacher shall prepare relevant and adequate teaching notes for his/her work in advance.
It shall be the responsibility of the head of the institution to see to it that this is done.
Subrules on Exercises
A teacher shall set adequate amount of written and practical exercises and give homework in all subjects that he/she teaches.
A teacher shall mark and evaluate all written/practical exercises promptly and carefully.
A teacher shall set, mark and manage his/her own end of term examination.
A teacher shall not make derogatory remarks in the exercise books of the child.
A teacher shall not under any circumstance make a pupil/student copy exercise/notes on the chalk/white board while he/she is present or absent; a duty that is the sole responsibility of the teacher.
Rule on Working Hours
Working hours per day shall be as prescribed by law.
Contact hours for staff and time for reporting for duty shall be determined through negotiations by GES and the unions.
A staff shall report for duty regularly and punctually as determined by the GES.
A staff may be required to work beyond the required time in certain circumstances to be determined by the head or GES and the unions.
A record of attendance shall be kept in every educational institution.
It shall be the responsibility of the head of the institution to see to it that the record of attendance is kept.