The Executive Director for Africa Education Watch after the government announced to spend GH¢ 250 million on teacher trainees feeding budget has asked for that money to be used to recruit more teachers next academic year.
Mr Kofi Asare who suggested in a post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh on Monday said the trainees in the various public Colleges of Education across the country are mature enough to cater for their feeding while in school
“If I were an advisor to this gov’t, I would recommend that the GH¢ 250 million being spent on teacher trainees feeding allowance in 2022 be rather used to employ an extra 7k teachers,” the Education Policy Analyst stated.
Meanwhile, the Management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has been approved to recruit more than 16,000 newly trained teachers from government Colleges of Education (CoE) into service before December 31, 2021.
The 2021 academic year newly qualified teachers recruitment expected to end December this year follows a financial clearance granted to the Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum led Ministry of Education (MoE) by the Ministry of Finance.
GES in a press release said only new teachers who completed the College of Education in 2020, passed the Ghana teacher licensure examination and completed the mandatory national service will be considered for recruitment.
Eligible and qualified applicants the Ghana Education Service (GES) has said are to visit the GES recruitment portal at https://gespromotions.gov.gh to complete an online application form on or before December 31, 2021.
The Education Minister, Mr Yaw Osei Adutwum has said the Ghana Education Service (GES) after the soon to end recruitment of newly trained Colleges of Education (CoE) teachers this year will recruit graduate teachers in 2022.
“We petitioned for the number of teachers to be recruited this year to be increased but they said GES should recruit the 16,850 newly trained teachers for now after that clearance will be given for the recruitment of graduate teachers
So we are hoping by next year January or February the Ministry of Finance will give financial clearance for them to be employed by the Ghana Education Service to support Free SHS/TVET,” the Minister for Education told Wontumi FM.
He further disclosed the Ministry of Education (MoE) is working on a placement system for new teachers to select rural areas in the country to be posted. The E-deployment he said will come with incentives and other juicy packages.
“We will soon start what we call teacher incentive program to ensure promotion and study leave of new teachers posted to rural places to are prioritised, we are working to make teaching attractive,” the Teaching Minister stated.