What constitutes misconduct per GES’ general definition is clear and worth knowing by all stakeholders ; teachers, parents and all who seek to understand this. This information is from the CODE OF CONDUCT FOR STAFF OF THE GHANA EDUCATION SERVICE
Conduct in this context is behaviour, attitudes and character exhibited, for example by anyone within and outside the working environment. The standards of conduct generally required of any member of the Ghana Education Service (GES) would be leadership, selflessness, comportment, integrity, impartiality, fairness and honesty in affecting work and status of the profession.
What constitutes misconduct per GES also includes any act of omission without reasonable excuse by an employee that amounts to a failure to perform in a proper manner any official duty assigned to him or her as such or that contravenes any rules, regulations and enanctment relating to the Ghana Education Service or that is otherwise prejudicial to the efficient conduct of the Education Service and brings it into disrepute shall constitute a misconduct.
The setting forth in the following sections of particular types of misconduct shall not be taken to affect the generality of the sub-sections (i) and (ii) of this section.
Types of misconduct set out in the Code are not exhaustive and therefore make room for other types of misconduct that have not been addressed herein.
Any breach or non-observance of any section or part thereof of any of the foregoing rules and regulations shall lead to disciplinary action.
Any act of misconduct by staff not expressly mentioned in this Code or in any regulation operating within the Ghana Education Service shall be reported to the Director-General through the appropriate channel and the Director-General shall refer the case to the appropriate Disciplinary Committee to deal with it.
What constitutes misconduct per GES
Subject to existing laws and regulations, representatives of the Teacher Unions and representatives of Management shall be free to express views without fear that relations between them will be affected in any way by statements made in good faith while acting in a representative capacity.
Management shall accord the Teacher Unions representatives all the necessary facilities to enable them carry out their functions promptly and efficiently both during and outside their hours of work.
The Code is classified into minor and major misconduct.
Penalties prescribed for various acts or omissions under misconduct are classified into minor or major penalties.
Source: CODE OF CONDUCT FOR STAFF OF THE GHANA EDUCATION SERVICE