Unposted trained teachers to embark on nationwide protest against GES and MoE

Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa (GES Director-General), Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum (Minister of Education)
Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa (GES Director-General), Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum (Minister of Education)

A group calling itself Coalition of Concern Unposted Trained Teachers (CCUTT) has declared its intention of embarking on a peaceful protest in Accra, the nation’s capital.

The group, through a letter addressed to the Accra Regional Police Command on February 1, 2022, indicated that, it has tried its possible best to engage the Ghana Education Service and other Stakeholders to come to their aid but has proven futile.

“CCUTT is a group of qualified trained teachers from the Forty-six (46) Accredited Public Colleges of Education who have been denied posting despite meeting all the requirements needed by the Ghana Education Service (GES) to secure employment.

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The group has tried its possible best to engage GES and other stakeholders to come to their aid but all has proven futile. This has necessitated the need to embark on a peaceful protest to register their displeasure with the Minister of Education Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum and GES especially Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa in order to draw their attention to their plight.

The Ghana Education Service, released posting for the 2020 batch of  trained teachers from the Colleges of Education, who have successfully completed their courses of study, undergone the mandatory National Service, passed their Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination and have applied for posting by the GES.

The two days peaceful protest, according to the to non posted teachers is expected to commence on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 and end on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, starting at 9:30am each day.

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A statement issued by Rebecca Akosua Bawa, Leader and Emelia Antwiwaa Agyekum Secretary of the group said, “it is with great frustration that we are putting out this release to express our disappointment and dissatisfaction with the minister of education Hon. Yaw Adutwum and the entire Ministry of Education (MoE)for failing to post the backlog of newly trained teachers from 2017-2019 before posting the 2020 batch”

“We have all completed our three -year program at our various colleges, passed the licensure examination and completed our mandatory one year national service which are the necessary requirements for posting yet we are still home unposted!”

“It is very disheartening therefore that when GES opened their portal for recruitment it gave opportunity to 2018,2019 and 2020 batch to apply yet they only posted the 2020 batch leaving the rest of the years at home.”

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“We are by this release requesting the minister of education and GES to as a matter of urgency post the backlog of 2017, 2018 and 2019 batch of trained teachers else we will hit the streets to massively demonstrate to register our displeasure.”

“We are in hard times and going through the college system, passing license exams and completing national service only to be left at home is no joke and we can’t take it anymore”

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh


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