According to Ghana’s Education Minister, postings of graduates who completed Colleges of Education in 2017, 2018 & 2019 have not been released because schools have temporarily been closed amid COVID-19.
Dr Matthew in an interview with Peace 104.3 FM monitored by Georgeweb.org cited that schools in the country since March have been closed, a situation he said contributes to the delay in postings of the graduates.
“All basic schools where 2017, 2018 & 2019 recruited staff will be posted are closed too”, the Education Minister asked host of Kokrokoo show.
“So when you were posted in January, February or March, which school are you going to teach, there is even no teacher available to validate that you are coming to teach”, he stated.
NAPO furthered that Head of schools will need to validate the appointment letters which will be given to the newly trained teachers but schools are shut.
The Manhyia South Member of Parliament noted that all newly recruited staff needs to be validated before their name’s will appear on the payroll.
Per the statement of Matthew Opoku Prempeh, we are of the view postings of 2017, 2018 and 2019 graduates would be out when schools fully resume in January 2021 for Head of schools to validate the appointment letters.