The Ghana Education Service (GES) following the delay in staff IDs issuance has been directed to speed up the process to generate the IDs for newly recruited teachers, the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has said.
In a discussion monitored by AcademicWeek, the Education Minister said the Ministry of Education will work closely with the Ghana Education Service to ensure qualified teachers are issued their staff IDs in the shortest possible time.
“It’s unfortunate and should not be that anybody works for seven months without being paid. It shouldn’t be more than 3 more months so I am going to have a good conversation with GES to fast-track the process,” he stressed.
Honourable Osei Yaw Adutwum’s assurance follows media reports that some newly recruited teachers have not been paid a few months after being posted, due to a lack of staff ID numbers to be used for the payment processes.
Deputy spokesperson for the Education Ministry, Yaw Opoku Mensah in line with the Minister in charge of Education has said effective measures have been put in place to ensure all recruited teachers get their GES staff IDs.
“It was based on this development that the Education Minister urged the Ghana Education Service to speed up the processes for the affected teachers to be hooked up to the payroll system for payment,” Yaw told Accra-based JoyFM.
The deputy Public Relations Officer (PRO) reiterated that the Ministry of Education (MoE) remains committed to ensuring that the welfare of all government school teachers was at the forefront of promoting education.
Meanwhile, the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa has entreated newly recruited teachers to remain calm as the generation of the staff IDs process will take some time.
Speaking on UTV’s Mpu ne Mpu show, Mr Opoku-Amankwa said the management of his outfit is working tirelessly to ensure all new teachers of the Ghana Education Service are issued the IDs early or by the end of August 2022.