Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, the Minister of Education says the Ministry of Education has been granted financial clearance for a total of 27,367 staff for employment in the pre-tertiary sector.
“This comprises 16,500 newly trained teachers, 6,500 graduate teachers, 3,232 replacement staff and 1,135 non-teaching staff, ” he said.
Dr Opoku Prempeh disclosed this at a press briefing in Accra on Tuesday when he gave updates in the education sector.
Dr Prempeh explained that this brings to total, 93,724 staff who have been recruited into the pre-tertiary sector since this government took over in 2017 adding that; “In the tertiary space, the government has since 2017 employed 6,178 staff.”
n a related development, the Minister revealed that teachers who were recently engaged have been paid all their salary arrears, a departure from the three months’ pay policy under the previous government, where it took many months, and in some cases years, for teachers receive their first salaries after the engagement, and even then only for three months of work.
He also explained that teachers who were promoted in April 2020 had had the necessary adjustments made to their salaries, and had thus reflected in their May 2020 salaries.