TTAG challenges ministry over teachers’ postings

By on

The Teacher Trainees Association (TTAG) – a teacher trainee group – has denied agreeing to the posting of newly trained teachers by the National Service Scheme (NSS).

The Ministry of Education had said that it had reached an agreement with some trainee teacher groups for newly trained teachers to be posted by the NSS.

According to a statement from the Education Ministry, the postings will be done in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the National Teaching Council (NTC).

The statement indicated that this was agreed upon after a meeting among the government, the leadership of TTAG, Teacher and Trainees Advocacy (TTA), and Coalition of Newly Trained Teachers (CNTT).

“The leadership of TTAG, TTA and the CNTT are expected to discuss with the NSS the registration information given to the NSS by the GES,” the statement added.

It was also agreed that the probation, induction and national service period of newly trained teachers would take place concurrently.

But a major point of contention remained unsettled as the statement said the leadership of the teacher trainee groups would later “meet with the GES to establish the processes leading to full employment.”

In a statement later, TTAG maintained, “We would like to state categorically that the said statement does not represent the true outcome of the meeting. There was no sort of agreement as stated in the press release from the Ministry of Education.”

It however, said it was looking forward to “meeting GES also for insight” and urged all newly trained teachers to “refrain from registering for national service.”

Compulsory one-year national service

The National Service Scheme said it released about 14,000 pin codes to get trainee teachers across the country to undertake a compulsory one-year national service before being employed by the government.

A new directive from the government stipulates that newly trained teachers will undertake their service after writing the Teacher Licensure Examinations.

Newly trained teachers earlier vowed to resist all attempts by the government to force them to undertake the mandatory national service.

ABOUT: Ellsamwise King

mccam[email protected]

A Civil/Structural Engineer & Freelance Blogger, Journalist, Social Media Mogul, Digital Marketer, Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist. CEO of Skyline Consortium & 9189 Media Consult and Co-Founder of Team Sarkodie. An alumnus of Prempeh College where he read General Science. He holds a first degree in Bachelor of Science from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. His mentors are Alvar Alto, Rupert Murdoch, Piers Mogan, Mensa Otabil, Bernard ElBernard Nelson-Eshun. Blogs for; | | | | . Social Media Manager for Eon3 Group | BrandsAid | Kings Crown Media | Carabao Africa Ghana & Africa | Calvary Temple - ICGC | Team Sarkodie | Muzik IQ | Kwaw Kese Please inquire more via Email: [email protected] | [email protected] Instagram & Twitter: @wise_tskd Facebook: Ell Samwise LinkedIn: EllSamwise King Dogbe

view all posts by: Ellsamwise King  

ABOUT 233TIMES is a Ghanaian media house which serves as a major source of exclusive interviews ,music and video downloads, news and more. reports on major events,news covering entertainment, politics, sports, etc from within Ghana, Africa and beyond.

We have a platform for the amateur artistes to portray their staggering talents ...more...


facebook twitter youtube google plus linkedIn

To advertise with us or make enquiries, please visit or call +233266121799 (Selorm), +233248185848 (Nana Kwesi)