A special motivational package will be given to teachers who have been posted to remote areas where vacancies are available and service needed, the Director-General of Ghana Education Service, Prof. Kwasi-Opoku Amankwa has said.
He speaking on the Accra-based UTV Mpu ne Mpu show monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh said the newly posted teachers will serve for at least a year or two, thus the need to encourage them with a motivational package.
According to Prof, his outfit under the auspices of the Ministry of Education (MoE) has partnered with the World Bank to support and enhance the standard of teaching and the lives of both students and teachers in remote areas.
Mr Kwasi Opoku said the partners introduced the Ghana Accountability for Learning Outcomes Project (GALOP) to support the implementation of the Government’s Education Sector Plan (ESP) with a focus on basic education.
“Approximately 10,000 poorly performing public basic schools, which represents approximately one-half of basic schools are expected to benefit from the GALOP learning interventions,” he told the host of the Mpu ne Mpu show.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) Director-General noted that teachers under the GALOP agreement with the Bank are to be posted to the various rural communities in the country to help the prospective students.
Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa in the interview admitted that the Ghana Education Service (GES) responsible for postings teachers sometimes posts teachers who did not select such regions or remote areas to teach the students.
“So because we do such postings under GALOP, we will give the newly posted teachers some motivational package for them to teach well, yes so we will motivate them,” Professor Kwasi-Opoku told UTV’s Agya Kwabena.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) after being granted permission to recruit more than 16,000 newly trained teachers Thursday, December 2, 2021, opened the recruitment portal for qualified teachers to submit applications for postings.
It has encouraged the trained teachers from the 46 public Colleges of Education to submit their applications on or before December 31, 2021. The financial clearance for this year’s recruitment ends on December 31, 2021.