The leadership of the Coalition of Newly Recruited Teachers has sent a letter to the government and GES. According to them, they appreciate the efforts of the government through the Ghana Education Service to secure financial clearance to post over sixteen thousand of its members.
However, the leadership said they would like to draw the attention of the general public to the facts stated below.
1. The financial clearance of sixteen thousand, eight hundred and fifty (16,850) newly posted teachers was released on November 19, 2021.
2. Appointment letters for newly posted teachers were distributed on January 21, 2022, and went into effect on February 1, 2022.
3. Approximately 80% of newly hired teachers have yet to receive their staff IDs, let alone their salaries.
4. Those who have gone through the biometric process after the list of the second batch was released have not received their salaries as of August 1, 2022. a situation that should not exist
5. Most newly recruited teachers have been forced to live on their parents’ meagre pocket money due to serious hardship resulting from the non-payment of their salaries for 6 whole months. At the same time, GES continues to expect them to show up to work every day, apparently unaware of the irony.
According to them the vacation date for basic schools still stands at 11th August, 2022, and an attempt by GES to continually release staff IDs during the break will result in the inconvenience of many newly recruited teachers being forced to return to their region of post before the vacation is over.
“We are therefore by this missive appealing to the Ghana Education Service and all stakeholders involved to expedite the process of issuing the staff IDs to all the newly recruited teachers accompanied with a scheduled date for a biometric process.” The letter said.