NaSIA Staff Undergo Training
The National Schools Inspectorate Authority, organized a staff training session with the Fair Wages Commission, on the 19th of September, 2023, at the Civil Services Training Center in Accra.
The training educated employees on the salary structure for public sector workers in Ghana and also the factors taken into consideration when determining allowances and promotions within the public sector.
The inspector-General of Schools, Dr. Haggar Hilda Ampadu and the management team who were present at the training were hopeful that it will equip employees with the necessary information needed to better understand how their salaries, allowances and promotions are determined, inform and guide them on their expectations and decisions on career development and subsequently promote fairness and transparency.
NaSIA Management Team Meets Education Minister
The Inspector-General of Schools, Dr. Haggar Hilda Ampadu, along with NaSIA’s Management Team, paid a courtesy visit to the Hon. Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, at the Ministry’s headquarters in Accra on Monday, September 25, 2023.
The primary purpose of this visit was to introduce NaSIA’s Management Team to the Minister. Comprising Directors and Deputy Directors at Head Quarters and a section of Regional Directors, the team was officially presented to the Hon. Minister by the Inspector-General of Schools.
During the meeting, the Hon. Minister expressed his enthusiasm for meeting NaSIA’s Management Team for the first time since assuming office. Additionally, Dr. Adutwum took the opportunity to outline the Ministry’s new agenda, which focuses on STEM education and improvement in infrastructure. The Hon. Minister showed the team pictures of ongoing public school projects some of which was meant to accommodate all pre-tertiary streams on one compound and new public KG model schools. He further mentioned that the Ministry was now championing a new agenda in the 4Cs; Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, and Critical thinking and charged NaSIA’s Management Team to refine their inspections to align with the new direction of the Ministry.
IGS as Special Guest at TRRS Speech Day
The Inspector General of Schools of the National Schools Inspectorate Authority, Dr. Haggar Hilda Ampadu, was on Thursday the 29th of June, 2023, invited as a Special Guest to the Roman Ridge School (TRRS) Senior School Speech and Prize Giving Day.
The celebration which was guided by the theme, “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” ~ Albert Einstein, was graced by other notable attendees including Nana Osim Kwatia ii, Dr. Frank Adu Jnr., Rev. Dr. Joyce Aryee, Mr. Keli Gadzekpo, and Mr. Sintim – Aboagye.
Delivering her speech, Dr. Ampadu acknowledged TRRS for always opening their doors to the National Schools Inspectorate Authority (NaSIA) and championing the importance of regulation in the education space to ensure standards are met for the ultimate benefit of our nation’s children.
She also commended the school for its commitment to excellence. “The achievements of the learners in TRRS are extremely impressive and I must admit that it is the first school I have seen where every learner received an award” she noted.
The IGS also reiterated NaSIA’s commitment to ensuring quality and standards in pre-tertiary institutions in Ghana.
Eleven New Regional Directors Appointed at First Quarter RCI Meeting
On the 26th and 27th of January, 2023, The National schools Inspectorate Authority (NaSIA) appointed into office eleven (11) Regional Directors at their maiden edition of Regional Chief Inspectors meeting.
The ceremony, which took place at the Civil Service Training Centre in Accra had in attendance the Inspector-General of Schools, the two Deputies Inspector-General of Schools (Operations and General Services), Directors, Inspection Team leads and staff of NaSIA.
The Inspector General of Schools (IGS), Dr Haggar Hilda Ampadu, who inducted the Regional Directors into office, commended them on the many successes chalked in their former roles as Regional Chief Inspectors at the various regions.
Dr. Ampadu further urged the newly appointed Regional Directors to work to attain more successes in the future, especially in the area of representing the agency at the regional level to execute its mandate of enforcing standards and ensuring quality in education.
Further training and capacity building was organized to fully equip the newly appointed Directors for the tasks ahead.
MoE Thanksgiving Service
The Ministry of Education, Ghana (MoE), organized a thanksgiving service to express gratitude to the Almighty God for a successful financial year, 2022 on Tuesday,10 January,2023.
The event which took place at the University of Professional Studies Auditorium in Accra, was themed “Restructuring Education for National Transformation: Our Role” (Isaiah 33:6)
In attendance was the Minister of Education, Hon. Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum (MP), Deputy Ministers of Education, Hon. Rev John Ntim Forjour (MP) and Hon. Gifty Twum-Ampofo (MP).
Also present was the Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, Directors and staff of the Ministry of Education, Directors and staff of the Ghana Education Service Directors and staff of Agencies under the Ministry of Education, development partners of the Ministry of Education, the clergy and other distinguished guests.
Delivering his speech, the Minister of Education, Hon. Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum (MP), expressed his deepest appreciation to the president of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for the opportunity given him to head the Ministry and to lead the initiative of restructuring and transforming Ghana’s Educational sector.
He also commended the various bodies and agencies under the Ministry, whose unflinching support and hard work continually leads to the success of the Ministry.
The Education Minister concluded his speech with the assurance that the year 2023 will be a year of great transformation for Ghana’s educational sector.
The event was typified by praises, worship, song ministration by astute gospel musicians.
Dr. Haggar Hilda Ampadu, Inspector General of schools (IGS), together with other directors from the various agencies took turns in delivering the scripture readings.
The Chairman of the Church of Pentecost in a brief sermon also admonished the participants to always remember to give thanks to God and prayed that God will give Ghana, a robust educational system that will enhance national transformational development.
Regional Stakeholder Engagements
The National Schools Inspectorate Authority (NaSIA) formerly the National Inspectorate Board (NIB) is the agency under the Ministry of Education, Ghana. The Authority is established under the Education Regulatory Bodies Act (ERBA) 2020, (Act 1023) to develop, publish, promote and enforce the highest quality standards for quality education in public and private Pre-Tertiary Educational Institutions as well as register all public and private Pre-tertiary Schools in Ghana.
To ensure that stakeholders are well-informed and understand the operations of the Authority, NaSIA has been embarking on a nationwide campaign to create awareness of its existence, mandate and core services. This awareness campaign started with countless media engagements mostly in Greater Accra Region. Subsequently, the Authority has from April had eleven (11) engagements in nine (9) Regions thus Ashanti, Central, Western, Western North, Eastern, Volta, Ahafo, Bono, and Bono East Regions. These engagements witnessed a greater number of participants who were eager to understand and now gladly appreciate the Authority’s existence, processes, and its five core services, namely; School Establishment, School Licensing, School Inspections, School Monitoring and Evaluation, and School Ownership Transitions.
We seized the opportunity to highlight intensively our school licensing requirements and renewal process. To this end, a licensing help desk was mounted to assist participants begin their school licensing process and make all enquires pertaining to the Authority. Recognizing the vital role that stakeholders play towards attaining the highest quality of education in the country, a considerable amount of time was dedicated to questions and answers.
The Inspector-General of Schools, Dr. Haggar Hilda Ampadu on her part addressed all concerns raised by the stakeholders present. Participants were also given the opportunity to make suggestions and comments where necessary. All these were in an effort to equip participants with the requisite knowledge and information about the Authority so that they can act as ambassadors during local meetings and aid in disseminating the mandate of NaSIA among their colleagues.