The Minister of Education, Dr. Mathew Opoku-Prempeh in an interview disclosed the date when newly trained teachers for the 2019 batch will be released. He made this revelation on the Jaman Radio in the Bono Region as he toured the region. He stated emphatically that postings of newly trained teachers from the forty-six public colleges of education will begin on Monday, 24th November 2020.
According to the minister who doubles as the member of parliament for the people of Manhyia, postings will not only cover the 2019 batch of college graduates but will also cover the backlogs of trainees for the 2017-and 2018-year group. He explained that the delay in the posting of some individuals from the 2017 and 2018 year batch was a result of challenges such as result verification problems and failure in one or two courses as at the time these year groups were being posted.
This declaration by Napo brought much joy to these graduates because it seems to be one of the batches that have gone through hell-considering a one-year mandatory national service, payment of an exorbitant fee to write a licensure exam, withholding postings due to the outbreak of the pandemic and still counting.
However, the minister’s announcement did not see light on the said date. According to Listengh.net’s sources from the various social media platforms, many of these graduates believe that the promise made by the minister was just a mere political gimmick to score a cheap political point.