GES Receives Clearance To Employ Over 22,000 Teaching And Non-Teaching Staff

| Updated Nov 07, 2017 at 8:24pm



Government has disbursed 20% of funds to Senior High Schools (SHS) across the country for the smooth implementation of the free SHS policy.

The remaining amount will be transferred to the schools based on the validation school list and submission of expenditure returns.

Schools that do not submit their validation forms will not receive the remaining funds.

The Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, who disclosed this in Parliament today (November 7), noted that the National Food Buffer Stock Company has also registered schools and is supplying food items to them.

Dr Opoku Prempeh, noted that though the initial implementation has been fraught with challenges such as furniture supply and accommodation, government is doing everything in its means to address these problems.

Dr Opoku Prempeh said the Ministry of Education has received clearance from the Finance Ministry and has therefore directed the Director General of the Ghana Education Service to employ more than 22,000 teaching and non-teaching staff.

On the progress of work at the Somanya Campus of the University of Environment and Sustainable Development, Dr Opoku Prempeh said main construction work will start by next month and will be completed within 24 months.