The 2017/18 Academic Year posting of the 2016/17 Newly Trained Teachers has been of much concern to many in the Education Industry and beyond.
The Public Basic Schools are now in their 7th Week of the first term Academic Calendar, making them half way through to the completion of the first term.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Education Service and the Education Ministry are still not clear on why the postings delayed than it had used to be in the past.
The Ghana Education Service in a press statement, indicated that they were waiting for students results from the University of Cape Coast to begin the postings.
“Management is awaitng the release of their final examination results from the Diploma awarding institutions, which our information indicates would be released by early next week.”
The release of these results “would enable management to post successful graduates to full vacancies in places where their services are needed.”
Few days to the release of the GES press statement, the Education Minister, Dr.Mathew Opoku Prempeh indicated categorically,that the postings would be released when the Finance Ministry releases financial clearance to that effect.
This very sensitive area was not captured by the Ghana Education Service in its official press statement.
A situation that has been seen as very contradicting. Meanwhile, logically,it could be obvious that the Finance Ministry hasn’t still released the supposed clearance because the results of the newly trained has been released.
The President of the Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana who also said on National Television (TV3),that he has been assured by the GES that postings should be out last week ,only got disappointed and felt deceived, a situation that made the trainees got discouraged.
The TTAG President was left with no option than to issue a three days Ultimatum to the GES to post all Newly Trained Teachers