18,000 newly trained teachers posted by GES

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has delivered the rundown of postings of around 18,000 newly trained teachers.

Out of the figure, 16,500 are teacher trainees who finished the colleges of education in 2019, while the leftover 1,500 are the individuals who finished in 2017 and 2018 and were likewise viewed as in the mop-up exercise.

A statement signed and gave by the Deputy Director-General of the GES for Management Services, Mr. Anthony Boateng, clarified that the arrangement letters for the shortlisted candidates had been delivered.

Category of applicants

“Management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) announces for the information of the general public, particularly those who completed and passed the college of education examination in 2019 and those of 2017 and 2018, considered under the mop-up exercise.

“Those who passed the teacher licensure exam completed the mandatory national service, and applied for recruitment into the service on the GES portal are also to note that the appointment letters for shortlisted applicants have been released,” the statement said.

It clarified that the arrangement letters could be accessed on www.gespromotions.gov.gh at an expense of GH¢10.

It also clarified that the representatives were to answer to the regional directors of education with their appointment letters, certificates, and other documents for additional mandates prior to reporting to the school.

Regional Breakdown

“Teachers have been deployed directly to fill existing vacancies in schools,”  The statement said and gave the breakdown as 12.5 percent going toward the Northern Region, 10% to Western, 8.8 percent heading for Upper East, while 8.5 have been presented on the Upper West Region.

The Western North and the Ashanti regions each received 8.3 and 8.2% respectively of the total number of newly posted teachers, while the North East, Savannah, and Oti regions received 7.4, 5.8, and 5.1% respectively.

For the Volta Region, the statement said 4.6% had been posted there; 4.5% each to the Bono East and Central regions, while 4.2% had been dispatched to the Central Region.

The statement concluded the list with Bono and Ahafo and the Greater Accra regions getting 2.6, 2.4, and 2.1% respectively.

Kobby Koomson
Author: Kobby Koomson


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