Napo fires back at trainee teachers

Napo fires back at trainee teachers

- Trainee teachers have been asked to explain why they should be exempted from national service

- Education minister has explained that failure to do so would not guarantee permanent employment

Teacher trainees have been forewarned by the Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, of not being employed permanently if they refused to do their national service.

According to him, the trainee teachers would have to provide explanations as to reasons why they should be exempted from the compulsory national service.

He noted that they were no different from other trained professionals who undertake the mandatory one year national service.

Napo fires back at trainee teachers

Minister of Education, Matthew Opoku Prempeh Source: Supplied

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“… you have to tell me why you are better than somebody else,” the minister said .

Napo explained that the trainee teachers cannot be permanently employed if they do not undertake their national service

“I heard the teacher trainees say that ‘yes, we are going to do induction and probation’ but ‘we don’t want to do national service’, really? When we say your induction and probation period is the same as your national service period, why don’t you want to do it? Nurses do it, doctors do it, lawyers do it," he said.

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Yen.com.gh earlier reported some unemployed teachers on Wednesday demonstrated against the government for failing to adequately post them.

The protestors converged on the Obra Spot at Circle in Accra to start their march in a bid to get the government to heed their pleas.

The trainee teachers, numbering over hundred, said they are demonstrating over a directive from government to post them as National Service Personnel.

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