Jobless teachers picket Ghana’s Education Ministry to demand postings


A number of unemployed trained teachers in Ghana have picketed the premises of the Ministry of Education to demand postings.

The over 400 personnel claim they have completed their national service and have been issued a licence since 2018.

The newly trained teachers who graduated in the 2016/17 academic year want government to employ them.

One of them is 27-year-old Augustine Wiafe who resides in Kumasi.

The father of two narrates how life has been unbearable without a job to DailymailGh correspondent J. Ofori.

“It is sad. We have gone through all these processes and yet we have not been posted”, said Augustine.

“Sometimes we go begging before we can feed the family. We need to be posted now!” he furiously exclaimed.

At the time of filing this report, officials were yet to engage the teachers who had come from the various regions across Ghana.

GES recruits 14, 500 trained teachers

There has been growing agitations among job seekers in Ghana especially teachers.

On November 1, 2019 the Ghana Education Service announced that it has posted about 14, 500 new trained teachers to schools across the country.

Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has indicated that teachers would be employed to the education sector based on declared vacancies by Ghana Education Service (GES).

Dr. Opoku Prempeh stated that teacher trainees who pass the Licensure Examinations at the end of their one year mandatory National Service shall then apply to the Ghana Education Service for employment based on declared vacancies.

By J. Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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