Over the years, the Ghana Education Service absorbs trained teachers from all public colleges of education who meet the necessary requirements when they complete their courses of study and this is happening in 2021 as well.
The act which is backed by law saw a twitch in 2018 when Newly Trained Teachers at the time were pushed by a new law to write the Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination and subsequently apply and undergo a one-year mandatory National Service.
In 2021, after much agitation and public outcry, the Ministry of Finance has given the Ghana Education Service through the Ministry of Education the green light which we call financial clearance to recruit a little over 16,000 freshly trained teachers who have finished their National Service which serves as induction period in the Ghana Education Service.
But it seems the very thing that happens every year is repeating itself one more time. Normally, teachers who finish their studies from private colleges of education and the various universities are left out of the recruitment process. This is about to happen again.
Giving details of the recruitment process in a radio interview, the honourable Minister in charge of education in Ghana, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has explained that it is bad to leave these people especially teachers trained from private colleges out of the recruitment process and as such, he has directed the Ghana Education Service to work on possibilities of recruiting some of them if not all.
Further to this, the minister also explains that just after the recruitment of trained teachers by the end of 2021, plans are far underway to employ graduate teachers who have finished their courses from the various accredited universities in the county in January 2022.
This comes as very big good news to everyone and it is with high hopes that this does not only become one of the normal political talks made by politicians over the years.
Watch the interview below: