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September 28, 2023

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.

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August 3, 2023

On Wednesday, August 3, 2023, the Inspector-General of Schools, Dr. Haggar Hilda Ampadu, was invited by the Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS) to participate as a Guest Speaker at the commencement of their five-day Educational Leadership Summit in Bunso.
The summit focused on the theme, “Building Innovative and Resilient School Leaders for Sustainable Development.”

In attendance were Mr. Obenfo Enoch Kwasi Gyetuah, The National Executive Director for GNACOPS, Dr. Jectey- Nyarko Mantey, Quality Assurance-Research & Training Director for GNACOPS, Education Regulatory Bodies, Education Agencies, Partners /Sister Associations and Sponsors of the Summit.
Mr. Obenfo Nana Gyetuah Enoch revealed that the purpose of the summit was to foster collaboration, exchange best practices, and provide educational leaders with the skills and knowledge needed to promote sustainable growth in the private education sector.

In her speech, the IGS outlined the National Schools Inspectorate Authority’s (NaSIA) function as an Authority tasked with ensuring quality and enforcing standards in all Pre-tertiary schools in Ghana. She applauded GNACOPS and its leadership for planning and pioneering this educational summit. For this reason, said Dr. Haggar Hilda Ampadu, “I consider myself fortunate to have attended this summit and I am sincerely convinced that by working together, we can mold the future leaders and create a society where education will flourish for many years to come”


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August 2, 2023

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.



February 13, 2023

NaSIA Training for Private Schools in Accra


The National Schools Inspectorate Authority (NaSIA) held its much-anticipated training of private school leaders and proprietors today. The training was provided to educate school administrators and owners about the licencing procedure as well as the new school-led licensing system, which ensures that applications are processed, and licences are issued the same day they are submitted.

Ms. Cynthia Botchway, the Director, Standards and Licencing (Ag.), NaSIA, explained that the training workshop for the private school proprietors is part of the implementation process of a new School Licensing and Inspections Management System (SLIMS), which will ensure efficiency in school licencing and inspections. She explained that the piloting of the system began in 2022, and it is expected to continue with the schools in the Ayawaso West Districts, who will be assisted to license the system. The piloting of the system, which is expected to end in the first academic term of 2023, will take place concurrently with the nationwide training of schools.

The attendees were given a hands-on introduction to licensing using the Schools Licencing and Inspections Management System (SLIMS) by Mr. Ishmael Odoi, Head of IT, NaSiA. He also advised them to contact the NaSIA help desk anytime they encounter challenges using the new system.

Schools were given an opportunity to ask questions on the new system and general licencing issues and responses were given to them. Ms. Cynthia urged the schools to feel free to reach them with any concerns and informed them that NaSIA is there to help them and also ensure the improvement of standards in education. She reiterated the need for schools to avail themselves to inspections and register their schools which is done through licensing at NaSIA as required by Act 1023 of 2020.

The meeting ended with many attendees lauding the initiative and requesting that more such trainings and engagement with private schools take place. Additionally, the private schools requested that NaSIA help them resolve issues with parents failing to pay outstanding bills before withdrawing their children from their schools.


February 1, 2023

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.






January 10, 2023

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.




January 21, 2021

The Executive Director and the Inspector-General of Schools of the National Schools Inspectorate Authority (NaSIA), formerly the National Inspectorate Board (NIB), Dr. Haggar Hilda Ampadu, has indicated that the Authority has introduced policy measures that promote the extensive use of ICT as a mode of teaching and learning in all public and private pre-tertiary schools in the country.

According to Dr. Hilda Ampadu NaSIA’s e-learning guidelines equips schools to design and set up online learning systems for learners nationwide.

She was speaking as a panellist on the 2nd Day of the 72nd Annual New Year School Conference at the University of Ghana, on the theme, ‘ICT for the Provision of Inclusive Quality Education and Lifelong Learning’. The panel, which was chaired by Professor Yaw Oheneba-Sakyi of the University of Ghana, featured Dr. Patrick Awuah, Founder of Ashesi University, as the second panellist.

Dr. Ampadu stated that “NaSIA recognizes the need for the continuation of teaching and learning in this time of crisis, hence in April last year we published the national e-learning guidelines for pre-tertiary schools in response to COVID-19 and school closures. The e-learning programme offers learners several ways to participate in learning experiences that promote their mastery of content and are in line with national and international content standards.”

With the adoption of ICT for Lifelong learning, Dr. Ampadu said, “Government places a high emphasis on ICT in Education and has been part of Government’s Education Policy since 2007. She further stated that the Ministry of Education has included ICT for lifelong learning in its Education Strategic Plan, 2018-2030, NACCA has modified curriculum to include compulsory ICT, and NTC has made ICT a requirement for Continuous Professional Licensing. All these interventions will go a long way in ensuring NaSIA enforces sets standards with regards to ICT in all public and private Pre-Tertiary Educational Institutions (PTEI) from KG to SHS.”

As regards monitoring of schools e-learning platforms, the Inspector General of Schools clarified that NaSIA will continue to use its Inspection Evaluation Framework (IEF) to conduct Virtual Inspections which will seek to evaluate the quality of teaching and learning standards.

During the question-and-answer session, Dr. Ampadu said in terms of inclusivity of learning during the pandemic, private schools had some infrastructure to offer learning in a virtual environment whereas public schools offered to learn via TV and Radio.

On his part, Dr. Patrick Awuah, the Founder of Ashesi University, stated that “Ashesi’s ICT strategy focused on connectivity, security, software development, and training in order to maximize access to technology by students.

He added that Ashesi’s IT resources are stored in the cloud and this helps them run very few servers because they back-up in the cloud and locally.

Dr. Ampadu ended her presentation by challenging the University to collaborate more with Government. In her concluding remarks, she mentioned that inclusive education is a challenge in most parts of the world and not a Ghanaian problem and more precarious is the role of higher education. To solve this problem, academicians need to collaborate with Government to undertake research on inclusivity so that policymakers can implement the research findings.

About National Schools Inspectorate Authority

The National Schools Inspectorate Authority (NaSIA), an agency under the Ministry of Education, is an Independent Regulator of all Pre-Tertiary Educational Institutions (PTEIs) in Ghana.

Under the Education Regulatory Bodies Act 2020 (Act 1023), NaSIA is mandated to register, license and inspect both public and private PTEIs in Ghana. The Authority also provides an independent external evaluation of the quality and standards in PTEIs in the country on a periodic basis.


January 15, 2021

Officials of the National Schools Inspectorate Authority (NaSIA) on Friday, 8th January, 2021, met with Public and Private Schools to discuss the modalities for the re-opening of schools for the new academic year.

The virtual engagement is one of the many ways the Authority has adopted to guide and support school owners on how to successfully and safely open their schools in the midst of the spread of COVID-19.

Speaking at the virtual engagement, the Executive Director/Inspector-General of Schools of the National Schools Inspectorate Authority (NaSIA), Dr. Hilda Ampadu, stated, “NaSIA is committed to health and safety during the start of the new academic year in the midst of the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases. We want to ensure that schools are equipped with the right information amidst preparations for a safe physical re-opening in order to reduce the risk of infections on school campuses.”

According to Dr. Ampadu, “It is very important for school owners to meticulously follow the COVID-19 guidelines on school re-opening in order to keep learners, staff and non-teaching staff safe and healthy,” adding that, “our Inspectors will go round to monitor schools in order to ensure schools are adhering to all protocols.”

“In order to allay the fears of parents, management of schools must actively engage their Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs) or Parent Forums to agree on ways they will work together to ensure the safety of learners.,” she added.

During the open forum, some of the major issues raised by the school owners and management were: COVID-19 testing for all learners, approved distance in the arrangement of classroom furniture, transportation, temperature checks, operating school canteens and provision of nose masks. Others were how to handle younger learners and what to do if some learners test positive for COVID-19. All issues were addressed by the Executive Director with the key advisory being: All schools must ensure they know who the Municipal Director of Health and the Disease Control Officer for their Municipality is.  Should they experience a positive COVID-19 case or a suspicion, they have to inform the Municipal Health Directorate immediately; they will come in and take over the case and apply their protocols as necessary. This is usually at no cost to the school.  Boarding houses are also advised to keep temporary isolation units for suspected cases before the Municipal Health Directorate takes over. COVID-19 is a national concern and we do not want schools to feel alone in this fight, she stressed. Schools that report positive cases are also required to inform NaSIA immediately.

About 300 International Curricular Schools and Private School Owners participated in the virtual engagement and majority of the attendees expressed satisfaction and appreciation for the steps NaSIA has taken to engage and support school owners as they prepare to welcome learners back to school.


About National Schools Inspectorate Authority

The National Schools Inspectorate Authority (NaSIA), an agency under the Ministry of Education, is an Independent Regulator of all Pre-Tertiary Educational Institutions (PTEIs) in Ghana.

Under the Education Regulatory Bodies Act 2020 (Act 1023), NaSIA is mandated to register, license and inspect both public and private PTEIs in Ghana. The Authority also provides an independent external evaluation of the quality and standards in PTEIs in the country on a periodic basis.