Over 10,000 Ghanaian teachers have been employed to teach in the United Kingdom (UK), the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum disclosed at the National Teachers Day celebration in Takoradi, in the Western Region.
This comes after the Minister in 2021 following the enormous contribution of teachers in the country’s education system said the United Kingdom (UK) has expressed interest in employing teachers from Ghana to teach in their country.
Speaking in an interview with Kumasi-based Wontumi FM monitored by AcademicWeek, Dr Yaw Adutwum said the Minister in charge of the UK’s education has told him of his intentions to recruit qualified teachers from Ghana.
“Ghana has more teachers than any country in Africa, not long ago I met the United Kingdom Minister for Education and he is willing to recruit trained teachers from Ghana. We have more teachers unemployed,” Hon Yaw disclosed.
In another story, The Minister in Charge of Education, Osei Adutwum has commenced a national tour dubbed Teachers Forum to meet with teachers all across the country to discuss the quality of education in all regions of the country.
At a meeting with teachers in the Ashanti region, he outlined the government’s commitment to providing a holistic and high-quality education for all students.
He further underscored the importance of collective efforts to overcome obstacles and create an enabling environment for effective learning
At the event, the Minister for Education provided an opportunity for the directors and heads of Senior High School to share their insights, concerns, and suggestions directly with me.
The open dialogue focused on crucial topics such as curriculum relevance, teacher development, resource allocation, and strategies to improve student outcomes.
In his closing remarks, I expressed my gratitude for the active participation of the SHS directors and heads, reaffirming the government’s commitment to working closely with educators to uplift the educational landscape in the region.
The Ashanti Region Teachers Forum is the start of a national tour to meet with teachers all across the country. The forum conveyed together 1,500 Directors of Education, Heads and Teachers of Senior High Schools across the region.