President Akufo-Addo’s government is taking steps to recruit over 20,000 graduate and diploma teachers this year.
Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, made this known in his presentation at the 6th Nation Building Updates on Thursday, October 29, 2020, at the Academy of Arts and Sciences in Accra.
According to him, some 6,500 graduate teachers are being recruited for employment.
From Monday, he said, the recruitment portal for graduate teachers will open.
The portal for diploma teachers, he said will close this coming Sunday, and that over 14,000 of the diploma teachers will be recruited, adding that over 3,200 of them have already been recruited.
In the last four years ending January 6, 2021, financial clearances given and recruitments done by the Akufo-Addo government will amount to 93,724.
Since Government formed the Ghana Teacher Prize, some of the country’s teachers have been among the top 50 global teachers, he said.
The Minister is speaking under the theme: “The Teacher at the Centre of Quality Education.”