The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Ministry of Education (MoE), Mr Kwasi Obeng-Fosu has indicated, that about 6,000 Graduates from the Universities who obtained their Certificates either by Distance, Sandwich or Regular and read Education-related courses shall be considered for employment after the Ghana Education Service has completed that of the 2019 batch from Colleges of Education.
The PRO also confirmed that the 2017/2018 batch of graduates from the Colleges of Education that went picketing at the premises of GES/MOE was the first to be considered for employment a few months ago.
According to Mr Obeng-Fosu, over 93,700 teachers will be employed by the end of the ongoing recruitment.
He expressed government’s commitment to raise the credibility and to professionalize the teaching job to meet world standards as well as produce the best teachers to prepare our future leaders to acquire the right skills and expertise for the development of Ghana.
He gave the following statistics:
2017- 2018 Academic Year
Limited recruitment = 19,640
Newly trained = 14,170
Total = 33,810
2018- 2019 Academic Year
1. Double Track Teaching staff = 8,872
2. Non-teaching staff for Double Track = 1,445
3. Newly Trained Teachers = 14,500
Total = 24,817
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
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