A group calling itself Coalition of Unemployed Newly-Trained Teachers has appealed to President Nana Akufo-Addo and the Education Minister to ensure that they are posted immediately to areas across the country to render service to the nation.
The newly-trained teachers, who said they are from various public colleges of education across the country and number over 16,000, claim they have been jobless since July 2018 while schools, especially at the basic level, require teachers.
Convener for the group, Peter Anderson said in a press release on Thursday, 18 October 2018, that: “… It is sad to note that the 2018/2019 academic year of basic schools have already begun as sixteen thousand (16,000) newly-trained teachers continue to stay at home since July 2018”.
They are, therefore, appealing to stakeholders to ensure that they are given employment soonest to contribute to the development of schoolchildren.
Below is the full statement:
Thursday, 18th October, 2018.
Coalition of Unemployed Newly Trained Teachers calls on President Akufo-Addo
The above named group consists of Newly-Trained teachers who have completed various public Colleges of Education across the country and are yet to be employed by the Ghana Education Service.
We are calling on the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, through the media and the general public to come to our aid to see to it that unemployed newly-trained teachers are posted to the field of work with immediate effect.
This is the first time postings of newly trained teachers from colleges of education have delayed, and it is sad to note that the 2018/2019 academic year of Basic Schools has already begun as sixteen thousand (16000) Newly Trained teachers continue to stay at home since July 2018.
We are calling on all stakeholders to collaborate and post newly trained teachers to render their services to the nation.
We hope President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will consider our plea by ensuring that the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service do needful by employing all Newly trained teachers in the country.