The Ministry of Education (MoE), has stated that it has received financial clearance from the Ministry of Finance to engage all 2018 graduate trainee teachers hence those who applied and are yet to be posted will receive engagement notice by end of this week.
The MoE emphasised that the financial clearance is for only the 2018 graduating batch, therefore all other graduating trainee teachers outside the 2018 group would not be engaged.
The Public Relations Officer, MoE, Vincent Assafuah, urged those that applied and are yet to receive posting to submit their data to the regional offices of the Ghana Education Service (GES) for verification and engagement, noting that the challenge might have been a misinformation.
“I want to assure anybody who qualified and completed the College of Education in 2018 that they would be employed by the GES. So, they should go to the regional offices and submit their data so that the GES can engage them by close of next week. But it was mandated to apply to the Ghana Education Service for posting, therefore those who did not apply are out and nothing can be done to help them,” he said.
He made this announcement following a picketing incident that took place at the Ministry of Education premises on Thursday by a group of graduate teacher trainees as a result of the inability of the (GES) to post them to relative schools on completion of their Collage of Education programme and passing successfully the National Teacher License Examination.
The teacher group lamented that on completion of collage of education in 2018, they were asked to register for the National Teaching Council Examination which they did and passed successfully but have not been engaged afterwards though some of their colleagues has been posted.
The B&FT’s check at the Ministry of Education premises on Friday morning showed that the picketing graduate trainee teachers have accepted the message from GES in good faith and has gone back to their various regional offices to submit their data for verification and posting.