Graduate teachers who are one of the important stakeholders of Education in Ghana have in recent times have been battling for survival, recognition in Ghana. They believe the time has come for them to be respect for their certificates and degrees as well as their job to stay afloat in the current economic dispensation in Ghana. This way they will be relevant as Ghana rolls out the new syllabus come September 2019.
The press release below seeks to address the above. The teachers who have already threatened government to vote against it come December 2020 general elections have also threatened to stage demonstrations to register their displeasure with the way they are being treated.
Below is the full press release
Graduate Teachers with License
Graduates from the University of Education, University for Development Studies, and University of Cape Coast who read Bachelor of Education (B.ED) write to seek clarification from the Ministry Of Education and Ghana Education Service with regards to the yet to be recruited teachers in September 2019.
There is communiqué circulating around that Teacher trainees from the various colleges of Education who have passed the license exams and are through with national service will be posted permanently in September 2019.
Graduates from these three universities who read the programme enumerated above would like to know what makes our colleagues from the training institutions different from us which makes them suitable for this preferential treatment.
We want to draw the attention of the Educational Minister and NPP Government to the fact there are graduates from the various universities who have passed the licensure exams and have also served the one year mandatory national service program hence, we plead with the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service to reconsider their decision and include the Graduate Teachers in its plan of recruitment.
We hope to hear from the Educational Minister very soon if not, we are also going to demonstrate and vote massively against them in the next general election.
Concern Graduate Teachers of Ghana
University of Education, Winneba.
University of Cape Coast.
Patrick Nhyiraba Agyemang
University For Development Studies