Adutwum, the Minister for Education says his outfit this year will introduce a placement system dubbed E-deployment to enable new teachers to be recruited by the Ghana Education Service to select rural areas to be posted to.
The E-deployment, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum in charge of Education said will come with an incentive and other juicy packages to motivate the newly qualified posted teachers to make the teaching profession attractive to them.
“We will soon start what we call teacher incentive program to ensure promotion and study leave of new teachers posted to rural places to are prioritised, we are working to make teaching attractive,” the Teaching Minister stated.
In an interview with Kumasi-based Wontumi FM monitored by AcademicWeek, he said the Ministry of Finance would grant the Education Ministry financial clearance for the Ghana Education Service to recruit graduate teachers.
“The Ghana Education Service will be given a financial clearance to recruit graduate teachers who have completed National Service and passed the Ghana teacher licensure examination (GTLE),” the Education Minister stated.
He also added that “the Education Ministry will soon start what we call teacher incentive program to ensure promotion and study leave of new teachers posted to rural places to are prioritised, we are working to make teaching attractive.”
Asked if trained teachers from private Colleges of Education will be considered for recruitment, Adutwum replied yes adding that Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service are working to ensure they are recruited in 2022.
In a related development, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has said a special motivational package will be given to public school teachers who have been posted to remote areas where vacancies are available and services needed.
Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, the Director-General of GES in a discussion monitored by AcademicWeek said the newly posted teachers will serve for at least a year or two, thus the need to encourage them with a motivational package.
He indicated that the Education Service under the auspices of the Education Ministry has partnered with the World Bank to support and enhance the standard of teaching and the lives of both students and teachers in remote areas.
“So because we do such postings under GALOP, we will give the newly posted teachers some motivational package for them to teach well, yes so we will motivate them,” Professor Kwasi-Opoku told the host of UTV’s Mpu ne Mpu show.