The Ghana Education Service (GES) has dismissed claims on some social media that it has prescribed uniforms for teachers in the country.
Social media especially Facebook is replete with pictures of people posing as teachers wearing what appears as a new uniform for staff of the service.
But speaking in an interview on Onua TV, the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES) Prof Opoku Amankwah urged the public to dismiss such reports as they are not credible.
“The GES has not prescribed any uniforms. People should find out if the people posing in those pictures are even teachers from Ghana. When GES proposes something we don’t go to social media to display it, we don’t have anything to do with that,” he argued.
Prof Opoku-Amankwah described the move as an action by some faceless individuals to tarnish the reputation of the GES and urged the public to ignore such actions.
Social media earlier this week saw pictures of a supposed teachers’ uniform circulating. Many were of the view that the initiative was the government’s own with the intention of providing teachers with uniforms.
Many were those who believed the initiative was a nice one and threw their support behind their idea whiles others were of the view that a uniform for teachers is needless.
It has rather turned out that, the initiative was a self-initiated one by a section of teachers in the Ahafo Ano North District.
Sources have it that, teachers of Tepa Methodist Basic School and Akwasiase Methodist Primary School, all in the Ahafo Ano North District initiated the teacher uniform project.
Meanwhile, the public, trying to criticize the initiative has suggested that, if the government ever considers introducing such an initiative, it should consider paying uniform allowance to teachers.
One Sylvia Yeboah, who is believed to be a teacher in the Tepa Methodist Basic School took to her Facebook page to indicate that, they sew the uniform themselves and called on the general public to disregard any claim that the GES was introducing uniform for teachers.