The Director-General of the GES, Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, speaking to the Daily Graphic, said all the applicants would have to undertake an aptitude test which would cover knowledge of the ministry and the GES, school/classroom management, theories of learning, assessing and evaluation, contemporary issues in education, as well as current and general knowledge.
He said those applying for the rank of Deputy Director would, “in addition , be tested in education administration and management”, explaining that those areas were the same as those used in promotion.
“Officers who get promoted to deputy directorship shall be expected to attend face-to-face interviews, if they desire to become heads of schools or any other position that may require interviewing”, the Director-General said.
The test is part of the revised promotion processes, with the aim to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
Prof. Opoku-Amankwa explained that management agreed that all the staff of the service due for promotion would now undergo an aptitude test for all ranks from Principal Superintendent to Deputy Director.