The Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS) early July this year will distribute the first batch of 7,645 staff ID cards to private school teachers trained on the Common Core Programme (CCP) and Standards-Based Curriculum (SBC).
Speaking in an interview with EducationWeb.com.gh, the National Executive Director of GNACOPS, Mr Enoch Kwasi Gyetuah said the exercise is focused on mainstreaming private school teachers into the teaching profession by creating a database for them.
“GNACOPS will use the personal information of teachers trained on the CCP and SBC to create a unique identification code to help structure their operations in the private education space,” Mr Gyetuah told EducationWeb.
According to him, the issuance of the staff ID cards will also help eliminate teacher mobility which is usually found in the various private schools in the country.
“It would also attract financial support from investors who desire to help and create a business with private education as their counterparts in the public schools are enjoying,” the GNACOPS official told EducatonWeb’s Okyere Darko George.
Commenting on the benefits teachers who would be issued the ID cards will derive, the GNACOPS Executive Director said those with the cards would qualify to apply for the distribution and supply of the laptops.
“So the Private schools council is set to distribute the first batch of the 7,645 staff ID cards to the qualified teachers in early June this year,” Mr Enoch Kwasi Gyetuah stated in the exlcusive interview.