Newly recruited teachers call on GES to release their Staff IDs for biometric registration

Director-General of GES Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa
Director-General of GES Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa

The 2020 Recruited Trained Teachers from the 46 Accredited Public Colleges of Education are calling on the Ghana Education Service to immediately release their Staff IDs to enable them undergo biometric registration for payment of salaries.

In a statement Issued by a Former National President of the Teacher Trainees’ Association of Ghana (TTAG) Mr. Anthony Dadzie said, for almost three months they have been posted, there have been no information about their Staff IDs for  biometric registration for payment of salaries meanwhile, they have submitted all documents needed to generate the IDs.

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He noted that, the inability of the Ghana Education Service to generate their Staff IDs for processing of salary payment to begin is really affecting them.

“Under the watch of the former minister for Education Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Ghana Education Service(GES) absorbed the 2019 graduates into the service. Officially, on the appointment letter assumption of duty begun on the 4th. January 2021 though schools were reopened 18th. January 2021.”

According to the Former National President of the affected batch of trained teachers, it is becoming worrisome that for almost three months, newly posted trained teachers have not heard even the cry of a bird on STAFF ID nor REGISTERED NUMBER. GES should, and start providing timelines so its performance would be properly accessed.

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“Details of posted teachers were taken from the very moment appointment letters were submitted to the regions and the districts. Majority of the recruited teachers submitted such details before 4th January 2021. GES therefore may have no moral right to associate its incapability to untimely submission of details – maybe that will come from districts.” He explained.

“I must say that, if clearance were absolutely secured before postings as MoE claims, STAFF IDs and REGISTERED NUMBERS would have been issued if only it is not inapt on the part of GES. Newly posted teachers are dying. They are starving to death.”

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“Hon. Minister for Education Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, permit me to paraphrase what you said in your interview with Joy news after your appointment, ” The teacher’s welfare is my concern”. Honourable, in juxtaposition with GES and all other respective bodies, please work on our STAFF IDs, REGISTERED NUMBERS and get us PAID. We trust your words, Doctor.”



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