Educational Research

Educational Research (ISSN:2141-5161) Vol. 4(2), pp. 153-162, February, 2013         
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The Effectiveness of Human Resource Management Policies on Teachers: A case study of Ghana Education Service, in Tamale Metropolis, Ghana

*1David W. Essaw and 2Issahaku John

1Institute for Development Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Cape, Coast Cape Coast, Ghana

2Institute for Development Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Cape, Coast Cape Coast, Ghana

*Corresponding Author E-mail:; Mob: +233-0243047354

Received July 7, 2012; Accepted February 25, 2013


This research assessed the human resource management policies and programmes of teachers and managers in the Tamale Metropolis. To carry out the study, the descriptive survey method was adopted. A total of 157 questionnaires were administered. The main methods used in analyzing the data were frequency and simple percentage distributions. The study revealed among others that, policies failed to bridge gender gap in teaching as there were more male teachers than females in the Metropolis. Policies such as postings and recruitment have been implemented to the satisfaction of teachers. However, some other policies such as study leave, in-service training, orientation and job description have fallen short of the intent to which they were implemented.  Despite the shortfalls majority of teachers love the profession. This study recommended that the Ghana Education Service (GES), should organize orientation services for newly recruited teachers and follow up subsequently by organizing in-service training once a year for every teacher. The Ministry of Education (MOE) and GES should also consider motivating teachers by providing incentives such as accommodation, adequate teaching and learning materials, and improved remuneration.

Keywords:  T eachers, Policies and Programmes, Basic Education, Tamale Metropolis, Ghana Education Service.

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