The Ministry in charge of Education (MoE) in due course will hold a crunch meeting for private and public school operators, the National Teaching Council (NTC) and the National School Inspectorate Authority (NaSIA).
Hinted by the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum during his visit to the Morning Star School located at Cantonment in Accra, he said the upcoming meeting will also include stakeholders in the education sector.
The Ministry of Education (MoE) sponsored meeting according to Dr Yaw Adutwum will see the National Teaching Council (NTC), NaSIA and other stakeholders deliberate on issues relating to best practices in education.
The Education Minister’s unannounced visit to the Morning Star School located at Cantonment in Accra on Thursday, October 27, 2022 forms part of his routine visits to stakeholders in the education space.
In a related development, the Minister for Education has said his outfit will meet the management of Colleges of Education affiliated universities to discuss a worrying situation contributing to unemployment in the country.
In an interview monitored by AcademicWeek, Yaw Adutwum said the number of graduate teachers from various public universities including the University of Education is making it difficult for Ghana Education Service to recruit them.
“Only Colleges of Education graduates are mandated to be recruited by the Ghana Education Service but now the problem is universities are producing more graduate teachers making teacher recruitment difficult,” he noted.
He however said the central government is doing all it can to ensure the majority of the graduate teachers from Colleges of Education and other universities are recruited into service to help the free Senior High School policy.
“The government in terms of teachers recruitment is doing well, the first year of double track over 10,000 university teachers were recruited but the problem now is there are so many graduate teachers in the system,” Mr Osei stated.
The forthcoming engagement, the Education Minister and Member of Parliament for Bosomtwe Constituency said will enable Ghana to export eligible and qualified teachers to countries in need of teachers to fill their classrooms.
“The last time I met with the United Kingdom (UK) Minister for Education, he requested for us to provide them with unemployed Science teachers and it is something we are working on as a Ministry of Education,” Hon Yaw Osei said.