The Executive Director of the Africa Education Watch, Mr Kofi Asare following the release of postings of teachers who completed College of Education in 2017 to 2019 has praised the GES Director-General.
The Management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) recently announced in a statement shared with Georgeweb.org it has released the appointment letters of the newly trained teachers who have completed National Service.
Africa Education Watch, however, has advised the Ghana Education Service and its Director-General, Prof Kwasi Opoku Amankwa to be wary of reposting of already posted teachers for it shall audit the postings in June 2021.
According to the Africa Education Watch, it is aware that only 2.5% of the newly recruited 16,000 teachers were posted to Accra and close to 50% to the five Northern Regions with the highest Pupil Trained Teacher Ratio.
Africa Education Watch message to GES Director-General
Dear GES Director-General,
“We praised you for posting only 2.5% of the newly recruited 16,000 teachers to Accra and close to 50% to the five Northern Regions with the highest Pupil Trained Teacher Ratio.
We are aware of the ongoing skirmishes (some political) by many newly posted teachers to change postings from the North to the South.
As we have always maintained, we cant wait to see the Ghana where teachers are recruited and fired by District Assemblies; where teachers are not posted but rather apply to declared vacancies at districts for an interview and possible appointment.
We need to absolutely decouple teacher training from teacher deployment and stick to its economics. Until then, we will keep grappling with postings and its concomitant refusals and schemings for re-postings.
Please stand your grounds; for we shall audit the postings in June, and would be happy to find that NO ONE was reposted from the five Northern Regions. Should we detect any re-posting, we wouldn’t hesitate to publish it”
Your friend, Kofi Asare, Education Watch