A teacher plays the important role of educating students by preparing lessons, teaching either in class or virtually, and ensuring that students grasp the subjects they are chared with taking. They achieve this by assessing students through tests, assignments, and homework, grading them, and documenting the students’ progress for their growth. Through this process, teachers are able to identify students who are doing well and those who need extra help and time. One of the most important parts of teaching is making sessions very engaging and interesting for students to learn. Teachers in Ghana are needed in basic schools, senior high schools, and for private tutoring sessions in .
What does a Teacher Do?
The main role of a teacher is to teach and educate their student on a specific subject or set of subjects. To ensure that the students have a clear and perfect understanding of the subject, teachers have to inspire the students to think and read by making the subject interesting enough to invoke the curiosity of the students.
Teacher Job Duties and Responsibilities
Teachers are an important part of educating students and empowering them to become a part of the solution to the problems of the world. Teachers achieve this by engaging in some duties and responsibilities.
Teaching the topics in the Ghana Education Service (GES) syllabus curriculum according to the stage of the student.
Being in charge of students’ performance and academic growth.
Maintaining decorum in the classroom.
Planning topic lessons, preparing students for examinations, and preparing them for higher levels.
Maintaining discipline in students
Providing feedback to the school and child’s parents concerning the student
Recording/documenting students progress, achievement and attainments
Encouraging students to read, learn, and think.
Serve as a role model for students.
Requirements for Teacher Jobs in Ghana
A minimum qualification of a degree in basic education or any relevant qualification from a recognized tertiary institution
Skills for Teachers in Ghana
Teachers of all types like English Teacher need relevant skills to succeed at their job.
Good communication skills. Should be a well-organized person.
Great interpersonal and problem-solving abilities
Highly responsible & reliable
Good physical and mental health
Should good teamwork and collaboration skills
Almost perfect time management
Efficient Concentration skills
How much does a Teacher make in Ghana?
The average salary of a Teacher in Ghana (Ghana Education Service Teacher) per month is from GH₵1,273 to GH₵1,500 (According to Glassdor.com)