MoE Secures financial clearance to Recruit 16,500 newly qualified teachers

Hon. Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh
Hon. Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh

The Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has revealed that the Ministry of education have secured financial clearance to employ 27,367 teaching and non-staff.

Delivering a statement on education and teacher reforms to Parliament on 12th August, 2020, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh indicated that, since they assumed Office on 7th January, 2017, the Nana Akufo Addo led Government have so far employed a total of 66,357 teaching and non-teaching staff in the pre-tertiary sector as of the end of 2019.

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The Minister also added that, the Ministry of education have also secured financial clearance to recruit an additional 27,367 teaching and non-staff, comprising 16,500 newly qualified teachers, 6,500 graduate teachers, 3,232 replacement staff and 1,135 non-teaching staff which will bring the a total of 93, 724 of teachers employed by the NPP government.

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Speaking to his fellow lawmakers, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh said;

Teacher Selection, Retention and Incentives

Mr. Speaker, since this government took office in January 2017, we have so far employed a total of 66,357 teaching and non-teaching staff in the pre-tertiary sector as of the end of 2019. Further, financial clearance has been obtained to recruit an additional 27,367 teaching and non-staff, comprising 16,500 newly qualified teachers, 6,500 graduate teachers, 3,232 replacement staff and 1,135 non-teaching staff. This brings the total to a staggering 93, 724 employed by the end of this year for pre-tertiary. At the tertiary level, we have since 2017 we have recruited a total of 6,176 staff.

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