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Contemporary Issues In Education: Policies, Reforms, Programmes etc.


  1. A plan to solve educational problem can be referred to as ——-

Ans- Educational policy

  1. Education system that ensures equal access to education is referred to as ——-


  1. Benefits that individuals and society derive from education may be referred to as —-

Ans- Externalities of education

  1. Experimental JSS started in which year—–

Ans- 1976

  1. Teacher training colleges became colleges of education in which year

Ans- 2008

  1. Government started paying salaries to teachers in which year —–

Ans- 1951

  1. Which Education Programme was introduced in 1995?


  1. Before the introduction of BECE, which examination was used to select and place student into secondary schools—-

Ans- CEE (Common Entrance Examination)

  1. A teacher who breaks service may re-enter the service by applying for

Ans- Re-engagement    

  1. A teacher who was absent from school without permission for more than 10 working days is said to have —-

Ans- Vacated post

  1. A Teacher returning from Secondment can apply for

Ans – Re-engagement

  1. The double – track system of Education can be described as —–

Ans- Policy Intervention

  1. In which year was KG made to be part of the mainstream?

Ans- 2008

  1. A Special School Programme was introduced in 1964. Name it —-

Ans- Continuation School

  1. As one of the indicators, the number of students who gain employment or become self-employed at the end of schooling is called —-

Ans – Market Outcome

  1. Achievements in terms of knowledge, skills and values acquired at the end of schooling is referred to as ——-

Ans– Educational Outcome

  1. The transfer of a teacher within the district called ——

Ans –Intra –District Transfer

  1. Educational reform which causes a complete change in the content and structure is referred to as —- reform

Ans- Radical

  1. How many Ps affect every educational system

Ans – 4

  1. Education system which ensures education for all is described as—————educational system

Ans- Universal

  1. The 1951 educational reforms allowed students to stay in school from primary to tertiary level for maximum of how many years?


  1. Which centre in the KG classroom allows pupils to practice writing with ease?

Ans- Sandy

  1. Livelihood Employment Against Poverty (LEAP) was introduced under president –

Ans – H.E.J.A. Kuffour

  1. One of the aims of introducing the capitation grant in basic schools is to –

Ans-Encourage Enrolment

  1. ———— was an educational Programme introduced to ensure the use of bilingual approach to teaching aid learning at the early grades.


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  1. The science of human behavior which is influenced by biological and environmental factors is called —-

Ans – Psychology

  1. Understanding the culture of the people can be achieved through the study of which subject/discipline

Ans – Sociology

  1. Which area of study informs teachers that children are generally curious

Ans – Psychology

  1. The application of scientific knowledge to satisfy human needs can be referred to as —-

Ans – Technology

  1. Which field of study in teacher training colleges deals with children who are gifted and partially blind —

Ans – Special Education

  1. The licensing of teachers is the responsibility of which agency—-

Ans – National Teaching Council

  1. Sports and games and general cleaning in the dormitories can be referred to as what?

Ans – Co-curricular activities

  1. Which temporary skills of a teacher is connected to self-control and love for the child.

Ans –Emotional

  1. Textbooks, Headteacher’s Handbook and the syllabus are referred to as — materials

Ans – Curriculum

  1. Generally, children begin to form conscience at which age—


  1. Group work and peer teaching can be referred to as which method of teaching —-


  1. Power point presentation skills can be acquired at Teacher Training schools through the study of—-

Ans-Educational Technology

  1. Which school activities can help to unearth hidden talents in children—–?

Ans- Co-curricular activities

  1. The internal authority that regulates and governs the behavior of a person is called——

Ans- Conscience

  1. Which theory states that the mind of a new born baby is blank?

Ans –Tabular Raza

  1. The systematic growth of the body structures including the brain and the nervous system is called——

Ans – Maturation

  1. The process of acquiring knowledge, skills and value through some stages is called—


  1. The application of knowledge acquired through learning may be referred to as —-

Ans –Skills

  1. Who propounded the Stimulus –Response -Reward theory —–?

Ans- B.F. Skinner

  1. The syllabus designed and produced by WAEC is called—-

Ans –Examination syllabus

  1. From 2008, which agency has taken over the responsibilities of CRDD?

Ans- NaCC

  1. An outline of the day –to – day schedule of activities of a class is referred to as ——

Ans – Time Table

  1. Who advocated that every child was born with Language Acquisition Device?

Ans – Noam Chomsky

  1. Teachers should avoid discrimination and negative comments in class because children are —-

Ans- Eractic

  1. The assessment of a learner continuously over a period of time is referred to as ——

Ans – Formative Assessment.

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(Additional Areas for Applicants for Deputy Director Grade)

Applicant should read on the following topics and make personal notes

  1. Governance in Education
  • The meaning and available structures
  • Composition and functions of governing bodies
  • What form does the account take and why account should be given to selected people and groups?
  1. Management in Education
  • The meaning and management levels
  • The resources, policies and relevant laws and how they are being managed.
  • Other activities involved in management such as planning, Organizing, Controlling and Evaluation.
  1. Administration in Education
  • The meaning and what makes it different from management.
  • Recruitment and training of human resources.
  1. Leadership
  • Meaning and qualities of a leader
  • Leadership styles (merits and demerits)
  • How is leadership different from management?
  1. Monitoring and supervision
  2. Inspection
  • Meaning and types
  • What activities are involved?
  1. The 3 main categories of personnel in the teaching profession.
  2. The 3 basic management tools available to school Heads /managers /Director to ensure that workers do their work well.
  • The other tools available to monitor and ensure harmony in school activities.
  1. The main concerns of managers/school Heads/ Directors.
  2. What resources are being managed by school Heads/Directors/Managers?
  3. The main principles that guide every organization /establishment.
  4. Important record books that are being kept in Headmaster/Headteachers office and their basic uses.
  5. Legislations /laws which are needed to manage financial resource in the educational sector.
  6. What activities are involved in human resource management?
  7. The concept of Authority in the GES
  • The meaning and GES officers in positions of authority
  • What role (3 to 4) that officers in position of authority play in the Education sector.
  • The ultimate source of power for all officers in position of authority in the GES.
  1. Acts of financial malfeasance in the GES
    1. Misapplication of fund
    2. Embezzlement of fund
    3. Misappropriation of fund
  2. Major features of Education Act 2008, Act 778
  3. Major features /characteristics of a profession

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Casper works at Ghana Education Service as an ICT teacher. He graduated with a First Class Honor at University of Education, Winneba - Kumasi Campus now AAMUSTED. He is also a Certified Cisco Networking Engineer and passionate about students learning.

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