Finance minister, Seth Terkper, has revealed that government has deleted close to 4000 fake teachers from government's payroll system.
Talking on government's success in deleting ghost names from the payroll, Seth Terkper reveals that the fake teaches are currently teaching in various public schools in the country.
“Today we are not talking about ghost names. I would hope that we would do a story on ghost names as to why we are not hearing that phenomenon, as to why we are able to identify 4,000 fake teachers at a time. This is because we’ve put concrete measures in place including electronic verification,” he added.
The revelation follows an initiative by the Ghana Education Service (GES) to flush out all public teachers using fake certificates.
“Those determined to have forged certificates and committed other irregularities will face the full rigorous of the law apart from the fact that they will be denied their compensation and their claims,” Seth Terkper revealed.