The government has revealed over 2,913 ghost names had been detected and removed from the Ghana Education Service’s (GES) payroll.
A Deputy Minister of Education, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, said the names were detected when the Ministry conducted audit of its staff in seven regions of the country, adding that the exercise in the three Northern Regions was on-going.
According to him, investigations showed GES had more than enough teachers at the basic level but there was the problem of over staffing in some schools and some teachers sat in offices at the GES district offices without doing anything.
Mr Ablakwa said this during a public forum in Accra dubbed “Advancing the better Ghana agenda: Prospects for 2014”, as part of activities marking the first anniversary of President John Dramani Mahama’s government.
According to him, the Volta Region had 25, 725 teachers at the basic level including excess teachers of 1,720, and 3, 720 staff shortage yet 244 schools were without teachers.
The Central Region had excess teachers of 1,426 and yet 34 schools are without teachers.
He said at the end of the exercise, the excess teachers would be posted out to needy areas.
Mr Ablakwa appealed to the teachers who would be affected to accept their new postings and work for mother Ghana and urged influential people not to interfere with the postings.
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