The Deputy Public Relations Officer for the Ministry of Education Mr. Ernest Akosah has finally spoken about the reopening of Basic Schools in the country.
He made these meaningful explanations in an exclusive interview with Nsoromma FM in the Bono Region. Same was streamed on Facebook.
According to Mr Ernest Akosah, the current academic calendar is distorted. That development gives the Education Ministry and the Ghana Education Service to restructure things and come out with a meaningful calendar by the close of this week which ends tomorrow. That means, as at the time of granting the interview, no date has been fixed yet.
He also gave the maximum assurance that Schools shall be reopened for normal activities soon. The Public Relations officer also ceased the opportunity to clear the air on a flying allegation on social media and the airwaves concerning the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service.
Mr Ernest Akosah explained that Mr Clement Apaak’s assertion in Parliament that over 45,000 teachers resigned or quit from the Ghana Education Service is totally false with propaganda undertones.
He explained that, Ghana Education Service had some Nation Builders Corp (NABCO) teachers whose contract ended. Those teachers can’t be classified as professional teachers. They were auxiliary staff .
Therefore if their tenure ends and they leave, it doesn’t affect the regular GES teacher ratio. Besides, new teachers are ushered from the various Teacher Training Colleges to fill vacancies of retired teachers, dead ones and those that voluntarily quit the service.