The Leadership of the Teacher Trainees’ Association of Ghana (TTAG) is calling on government through the Ghana Education Service to immediately post the 2019 graduates from the Colleges of Education including the 2017 and 2018 graduates who were not posted to avoid mass protest from them.
In a press statement intercepted by Coverghana Media Network (Coverghana.com.gh) the National Secretariat of the Teacher Trainees’ Association of Ghana (TTAG), they have taken notice of the delay in the release of postings for Newly Trained Teachers from the forty-six (46) Accredited Public Colleges of Education.
“We were very hopeful and excited when the Honourable Minister for Education Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh made an emphatic statement on live radio that, the postings of graduates from the Colleges of Education will be released on Monday, 23rd November, 2020 after two months of application. Unfortunately, the Ghana Education Service could not honour this statement and therefore to date, 30th November, 2020 these postings have not been released.”
According to them, they believe that, GES application portal has been designed to recruit only qualified teachers from the College of Education. With this, any graduate who did not attend College of Education will not be accepted by the online application system. It is worrying to note that, GES said, other graduates applied and the system accepted their application hence, their inability to release posting.
“We humbly call on the Ministry of Education, Ghana Education Service and all other stakeholders involved to as a matter of urgency fast track the release of postings for all qualified trained teachers including the 2017 and 2018 backlogs from the Colleges of Education. It would be recalled that last year, postings were released on 20th November, 2020. This has left the Newly Qualified Teachers who have undergone the one year mandatory service, acquired the provisional teacher licence certificate from the National Teaching Council and successfully completed their one year probation and induction service highly frustrated.”
They are calling on the Ghana Education Service to kindly intervene in getting these frustrated trained teachers posted within the next two working days to prevent mass protest from the trained teachers across the country.
“We urge all trained teachers from the Colleges of Education to remain calm as the leadership of the Association further engage key stakeholders involved for amicable resolution of the challenges surrounding the release of the postings.” They said.
Read below, the full statement from the leadership of the Teacher Trainees’ Association of Ghana (TTAG).