- Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has stated that the portals required for the recruitment of teaching and non-teaching staff will be activated soon
- According to him, it would be active on Monday November 2, 2020
- He said it would be for only those who had been granted financial clearance by the Ministry of Finance
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Most graduates from the university with education degrees have over the years lamented on being ignored by the government when it comes to recruiting them into the Ghana Education Service.
It seems this time around, the government has not just listened to then, but has decided to act as well.
In view of that, the Education Minister Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has stated that the portals required for the recruitment of teaching and non-teaching staff will be active on Monday November 2, 2020.
In a report filed by Peacefmonline.com, Dr. Opoku-Prempeh said this would be for only those who had been granted financial clearance by the Ministry of Finance.
He made this known while making a presentation on education, in the ongoing Nation Building Updates series.
The education minister spoke on the topic, ‘Teachers at the Centre of Quality Education’ set out the government’s achievements in respect of teacher reforms since 2017 under President Akufo-Addo.
On the wider issue of recruitment into the education sector,
Opoku-Prempeh stated that by the end of the Akufo-Addo-led government’s first term in office, it would have recruited 93,724 staff.
This he said, will include university graduates, College of Education graduates, non-teaching and replacement staff.
He added that it would go a long way to address the wider issue of recruitment into the education sector.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the minimum requirement for anybody to teach in basic schools in Ghana is now a First Degree.
This was revealed by the Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, when he appeared before Parliament to give updates and answer questions concerning education in the country.
According to Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, government is of the view that basic education is the foundation of every child’s education and thus the quality of teachers must be top-notch.
He said that was why the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government has introduced some new reforms regarding the training for teachers.
The Education Minister told Parliament: "We have in our focus on teacher reforms taken the necessary steps to upgrade all our Colleges of Education to university colleges to award Bachelor of Education (B.Ed), degrees, following a review of the teacher education curriculum into standards-based curriculum."
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