JUST IN: About 27,000 GES Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff to be recruited in 2020 – NAPO

Education Minister, Mathew Opoku Prempeh

The Minister of Education, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh,(NAPO) has stated that Government has given financial clearance for the recruitment of about 27,000 Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff of the Ghana Education Service (GES).

He made this revelation at a Press Briefing on the preparedness of the Education Ministry ahead of the reopening of schools for final year students in all levels of education across the country on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

The Minister said the number shall comprise 16,500 newly trained teachers, 6,500 graduate teachers, 3,232 replacement staff and 1,135 non-teaching staff, making a total of 27,367 staff.

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Recruitment since 2017

The Minister further indicated, that government has recruited a total of  93,724 staff who have been recruited into the pre-tertiary sector since this government took over in 2017.

He elaborated, that in 2017 some 19,640 teachers were recruited under the Limited Recruitment Exercise, with 14,170 Newly Trained Teachers.

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In 2018, there has been a recruitment of  8,872 Double-Track Teachers , whilst in 2019, government recruited 1,445 Double Track Non-Teaching Staff,14,500 Newly Trained Teachers and GES/YEA Non-Teaching Staff of 7,730.

In the tertiary space, he stated that the government has since 2017 employed 6,178 staff.

The Minister also revealed that teachers who were recently engaged have been paid all their salary arrears, a departure from the three months’ pay policy under the previous government.

 


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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of EducationGhana.org, an Online Education News Blog, PoliticsGhana.com and GhanaNaija.net. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. now EducationGhana.org His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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