Here is all you need to know about the Ghana Education Service (GES) promotion aptitude test 2020. In a letter signed by the Director of HRMD of the Ghana Education Service ( GES ), Adoa Van Vicker and directed to all Regional directors of GES, The Ghana Education Service officially announces the review and commencement of the GES promotion aptitude test. The GES promotion process used to be conducted through interviews, however effective 10th January, 2020, the 2019 / 2020 GES staff due for promotion would have to undergo an aptitude test instead of an interview. The GES made this known in a letter shared on a facebook post. The post reads as below;
GES Promotion Process Review
The Ghana Education Service ( GES )has taken steps to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the promotion process. This has been done with extensive deliberation and consultation with key stakeholders and with the approval of the GES council.
THe management of the GES wishes to inform all staff due for promotion that the process has been reviewed to take the form of an aptitude test for all ranks from Principal Supeintendant to Depuety director. 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 positions that may require interviewing. The promotion process is as follows.
Principal Superintendent – Aptitude Test
Assistant Director II – Aptitude Test
Assistant Director I – Aptitude Test
Deputy Director – Aptitude Test
Deputy director going for headship – Aptitude Test and headship interview
The GES will ensure that applicants for promotion receive ample notice of test dates, centers and test areas. This has been reviewed to make it efficient and fair to all staff.
Changes To The GES Promotion Process 2020 / 2021
The commencement of the GES aptitude test begun with a stakeholder meeting last year where after a meeting held on the 10th of June, 2018 between the Ghana Education service ( GES ) and Teacher Unions and other key stakeholders agreed on changes to the GES Promotion process including GES Promotion 2019 / 2020 and subsequent ones.
The changes to the GES Promotion suggests that there shall be no face-to-face interviews for Principal Superintendent , Assistant Director II, Assistant Director I and Deputy Director , instead there will be a GES aptitude test. This is as a result of the huge number of applicants to the various grades for promotion.
The GES has now moved away from the face-to-face interviews to the use of aptitude test for the lower promotion ranks. As a result, applicants for principal superintendent and it’s analogous ranks (i.e. PS, Ad II and Ad I) will be administered an aptitude test instead of an interview.
However, promotions to the ranks of Deputy Director director going for headship and higher will be subjected to a GES aptitude test first then a Face-to-face interview after successfully passing the aptitude test.
GES Promotion Interviews And Aptitude Test Date 2020 / 2021
The Ghana Education Service schedules the interview and aptitude test date for Promotion of its staff.
Just as the previous interviews for the 2017 GES promotion were held in October and Promotion Interviews for 2018 GES promotion were held between 29th June-19th July . The 2019 / 2020 aptitude test may occur in July or October. The GES will however ensure that applicants for promotion receive ample notice of test dates, centers and test areas.
Access Full Details About The GES Promotion 2020
For full details on how to apply for GES promotion 2020, How To Fill And Access GES Promotion Forms, Letters, Results, Portal, Interviews, Aptitude Test 2020 among others, check the article below.
Scope Of The Ghana Education Service (GES) Aptitude Test 2019 /2020
Taking a cue from the 2018 / 2019 GES double track recruitment, the GES promotion aptitude test will most likely cover English, Quantitative, Supervisory judgement and Logical reasoning. All these four exam papers might be written at a sitting within 2 hours just like the aptitude test conducted for the GES double track recruitment in 2018. The nature of the aptitude test exam paper were all objective test questions. The papers were mostly application (word problem) kind of questions that requires deep thinking and analysis.
Scope Of The GES English Aptitude Test Exams Paper
Taking a cue from the 2018 / 2019 GES double track recruitment, the GES English aptitude test exam paper contained a total of 30 objective test questions. Topics covered by the GES English aptitude test questions were:
Grammar : Subject Verb Agreement, Verb Tense Forms, Sentence formation , Concord Relation , Speech Forms (Direct and Reported speech), Phrasal verbs, idioms etc. Basically the Senior High School English standard.
Scope Of The GES Quantitative Aptitude Test Exams Paper
Taking a cue from the 2018 / 2019 GES double track recruitment, the GES Quantitative aptitude test exam paper contained a total of 30 objective test questions. The Quantitative test exams is just like a senior high school mathematics test exams with focus on word problems. Topics covered by the GES Quantitative aptitude test questions are:
Word problems: Logical reasoning, Ratio and Proportion, Probability, Statistics, Fractions, Percentages. Basically the Senior High School Mathematics standard.
Scope Of The GES Logical Reasoning Aptitude Test Exams Paper
Taking a cue from the 2018 / 2019 GES double track recruitment, the GES Logical Reasoning aptitude test exam paper contained a total of 25 objective test questions. This is just like the Quantitative exam paper but with more focus on critical thinking logical word problems.
Scope Of The GES Supervisory Judgement Aptitude Test Exams Paper
Taking a cue from the 2018 / 2019 GES double track recruitment, the GES Supervisory judgement aptitude test exam paper contained a total of 15 objective test questions. It focuses on work ethics and standards. You are asked a a series of work related scenarios and you choose which cause of action you would take if you were in such situation.