According to Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, the Education Minister and Member of Parliament for the Manhyia South Constituency, the Akufo-Addo government has as at now employed 93,724 teachers across the country.
93,724 teachers processed for automatic employment — Napo
The Minister disclosed the total number of employed teachers by the current government at the Ghana Teacher Prize at the University of Cape Coast as the country joined the world to celebrate teacher’s day.
According to NAPO, all teachers from the Colleges of Education who have duly passed their licensure and completed the one-year mandatory national service have automatically been employed by Ghana’s Education Service.
‘’Even those who had trailed in some papers due to several reasons also got the opportunity to be employed this year’’, the Education Minister said
Also, he added that “all teachers of the 2019 batch, who have taken the National Service and passed the Licensure are being processed for automatically employed now”
Meanwhile, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Education (MoE), Mr Kwasi Obeng-Fosu has stated that over 93,700 teachers will be employed into service by the end of the ongoing recruitment this year.
However, commenting on the employment of distance and graduate teachers. The Public Relations Officer said the Education Ministry has plans to recruit about 6,000 graduate teachers from the various universities after the Ghana Education Service (GES) recruitment of 2019 Colleges of Education batch.
Here are some statistics:
|Recruitment of 2017-2018 Academic Year
|newly trained teachers
|Recruitment of 2018-2019 Academic Year
|Double Track Teaching staff
|Non-teaching staff for Double Track
|Newly Trained Teachers
Grand Total for the academic years 2017-2019
(33,810 + 24,817)
GES/YEA- kitchen staff and security for DT schools =7,730
GES 2020 (pending) 27, 367
Grand Total 93,724
The Minister of Education furthered that the Akufo-Addo led government is committed to raise the credibility. And to professionalize the teaching job to meet the global standard as well as produce elite teachers to teach students.