Teachers would be employed based on declared vacancies – Matthew Opoku Prempeh

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Minister for Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has indicated that teachers would be employed to the education sector based on declared vacancies by Ghana Education Service (GES).


Dr. Opoku Prempeh stated that teacher trainees who pass the Licensure Examinations at the end of their one year mandatory National Service shall then apply to the Ghana Education Service for employment based on declared vacancies.

The Education Minister who doubles as Member of Parliament for Manhyia South indicated that the Ghana Education Service was reminded of the National Service Act, which requires graduates of all tertiary institutions to undertake National Service before seeking formal employment.

He pointed out that as a result, all graduates from the Colleges of Education, Be they, public or private, have been registered by the National Service Secretariat in collaboration with the GES, to undertake their National Service.

Answering a question at the Plenary on the steps the Education Ministry is taking to absorb all the privately trained teachers into the educational sector, Dr. Opoku Prempeh explained that the privately trained teachers are currently undergoing national service.

He reiterated that during the period of the National Service, the trained teachers will be expected to write the Licensure Examinations to secure a professional license, to teach as teachers.

On the number of teachers, Dr. Opoku Prempeh disclosed that a total of 14,160 trained teachers from the Colleges of Education, both public and private, were posted by the Ghana Education Service in 2017.

He again informed the House that the total number was made up of 11,733 from the public colleges and 2,427 from the private colleges.

This was the first time ever that graduates of the private Colleges were directly posted by the Ghana Education Service.

Source: GhanaJustice/S.Ayisi


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