GES must expedite processes to employ 2019 trained teachers – Former TTAG president

The immediate past National President of the Teacher Trainee’s Association of Ghana (TTAG) Mr. Anthony Dadzie is calling on the Ghana Education Service to accelerate processes leading to the recruitment of the 2019 graduating batch of trained teachers from the forty-six (46) Accredited Public Colleges of Education.

According to him, the Minister of Education Hon. Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh has officially announced that, the Ministry of Education has already secured financial clearance from the Ministry of Finance to employ about twenty seven thousand, three hundred and sixty seven (27,367) teachers. In view of this, GES must put quick measures in place to immediately employ the 2019 batch of teacher.

Mr. Dadzie who served as the president of the 2019 batch also applauds the Sector Minister and the Ghana Education Service for employing a large number of 2017 and 2018 trained teachers. Below is his full statement as copied to the front deck of coverghana.com.gh

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A WAKE-UP CALL TO THE GHANA EDUCATION SERVICE

Warmest greetings to everyone especially the media, Ghana Education Service, Ministry of Education, the Government and the graduates from Colleges of Education.

It is statistically evidential that fourteen thousand and five hundred (14,500) Newly Trained Teachers were employed late in the 2019 and fourteen thousand, one hundred and seventy (14,170) were as well employed in 2017. Remarkable is the fact, that on the 2nd June 2020, in the media briefings, the Honourable Minister of Education Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh stated categorically that financial clearance of twenty seven thousand, three hundred and sixty seven (27,367) has been secured from the Ministry of Finance (MoF) towards the employment of staff in the Education sector. Sixteen thousand and five hundred (16,500) from the said financial clearance has been allocated to employ the 2019 Newly Trained Teachers who are currently doing National Service, while three thousand, two hundred and thirty two (3,232) provisions have been made for Staff replacement which will cater for the 2017 and 2019 backlogs of about one thousand and four hundred (1,400).

This proactiveness of the Government through the Ministry of Education is worth commending. I profoundly express gratitude to the Minister of Education for his relentless efforts, ensuring the employment of graduates from Colleges of Education to the Ghana Education Service.

Having commended the Ministry of Education and the Government, I, on behalf of the 2019 Newly Trained Teachers and the 2017, 2019 unposted Trained Teachers publicly hold the Hon. Minister of Education Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh to the Government’s commitment to employ approximately eighteen thousand (18,000) graduates from Colleges of Education to the teaching fraternity this year, 2020. Anticipation is highly optimistic.

In the light of the above commitment by the Hon. Minister, on the 2nd June 2020, I call on the Ghana Education Service to expedite the process of employment since financial clearance is already secured by the Ministry of Education.

I have the unshakable confidence, that the Ministry of Education and especially Ghana Education Service will assiduously respond to my efficacious recommendation.

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