trained teachers to be posted to deprived areas- GES
Tamale, Sept. 11, GNA – The Ghana Education Service
(GES) has, with effect from this academic year,
instructed regional and district directors of
education to post all newly trained teachers to the
rural and deprived communities to ensure equitable
distribution of teachers.
The directors of education have also been asked to
strictly comply with the directive to ensure the
effective realization of the objective of giving
every Ghanaian child equitable and quality
Mr. Samuel Manteyaw, Director of Human Resource of
the GES, said this in Tamale on Friday at two-day
capacity development workshop for 140 staff and
directors of the GES in the Northern Region.
The workshop is aimed at boosting the capacity of
the directors to effectively handle the human
resource management in their institutions.
Mr. Manteyaw said the rural areas had been denied of
adequate teachers for a long time and this had
resulted in poor academic performance in those
He said about 9,000 newly trained teachers had
completed training colleges this year and all of
them are expected to be posted to the deprived
“The cities have received enough teachers than
necessary and almost all teachers prefer to remain
in the cities hampering rural education”.
Mr. Manteyaw explained that teachers posted to the
rural and deprived areas could have access to study
leave or transfer after three years of service but
five years to those in the cities.
He cautioned that teachers on distance learning and
sandwich programmes must ensure that their timing
for studies and examinations must not interfere with
the periods in which they are supposed to be in the
Mr. Manteyaw said teachers who refused postings or
leave the service for more than three months and
resurface for postings should be treated as having
vacated post and as such sanctions must be applied
against such teachers.