The Ghana Education Service (GES) will begin postings for newly trained teachers who will not begin work until the necessary paperwork for the payment of salaries has been completed.
This was contained in a memo dated September 14, 2016, and signed by GES Deputy Director-General M Cynthia Bosumtwi-Sam.
According to the directive the recruited teachers “are not to be in the classroom to teach”. Formal letters and salaries will also be paid only after financial clearance by the Ministry of Finance.
“All Metro/Municipal/District (MMD) Directors of Education should submit the returns on the postings of the newly trained teachers to their respective Regional Directors for onward submission to their respective Regional Directors for onward submission to the GES Headquarters not later that 30th September, 2016,” the directive added.
Meanwhile, the Director of Public Affairs of the GES, Rev Jonathan Bettey, has indicated that the move is meant to give an assurance to the newly trained teachers that they will be employed by government.
“If you know that you will be going to teach to at a particular school, at least you have hope that when the financial clearance is given out you will go to the classroom,” he indicated in an interview on Multi TV’s Joy News channel on Tuesday September 20.