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Education Ministry Obtains Financial Clearance For 27,367 School Staff, Pays Arrears Of New Teachers

The Ministry of Education had 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.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, at a press briefing in Accra on updates in the education sector earlier today.

Dr. Prempeh said "This brings to total, 93,724 staff who have been recruited into the pre-tertiary sector since this government took over in 2017"

He explained that in the tertiary space, government has since 2017 employed 6,178 staff.

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 previous government, where it took many months, and in some cases years, for teachers receive their first salaries after 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.

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith



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