The Ghana Education Service is mandated to employ graduates who went to the 4-year Colleges of Education but if there is a need for extra staff then distance education graduates will be considered, the Minister for Education has said.
Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum comment comes after he was asked in an interview with the Cape-Coast-based ATL 100.5 FM and monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh when distance education students will be employed into the service by GES.
“The only group of graduates that we got to hire is those who went to the 4-year Colleges of Education, once they are employed if there is a need for extra staff then those who went to do basic education are hired,” Adutwum stated.
According to him, the Ghana Education Service (GES) recruitment is not done base on the number of university or Colleges of Education graduates in the country but instead is done if there is a need for teachers to be employed.
“We have so many teachers in the system and we have a deployment challenge, so we cannot hire everybody that has come out of the university, we don’t have classrooms for them,” the Bosomtwe Member of Parliament told ATL FM.
The teaching Minister however said the recruitment or employment of distance education graduates this year will solely depend on the financial clearance given to the Ministry of Education (MoE) by the Ministry of Finance.