The Ghana Education Service (GES) has dispelled claims that teachers in public schools will henceforth wear uniforms to their workplace.
Over the weekend, some social media users reported that teachers will now report to work in dull peach coloured shirts and deep brown skirts and trousers with the Ghana Education Service tag on the left pocket.
In a Facebook post on Sunday, the GES noted that it has and would not issue a circular on social media announcing the introduction of uniforms for teachers.
According to the Service, it cannot independently decide that teachers should wear uniforms to work since it would have to engage the various teacher unions.
“GES is one of the largest Government agencies in Ghana. We employ more than half of all government employees. If we want to introduce uniforms for teachers, we won’t do that through social media and over the weekend,” the Service added.
The Service has implored the public to disregard such reports as they are “fake news”.
Read the full statement below:
GES is one of the largest Gov’t agencies in Ghana. We employ more than half of all Gov’t employees. If we want to introduce uniforms for teachers we won’t do that through social media and over the weekend.
In this era of unionized labour GES cannot introduce a uniform for teachers without engaging the teacher unions.
DISREGARD THIS FAKE NEWS.