The Unemployed Teachers Association (UTA) have expressed concerns about the existence of high teacher deficits across the nation basic schools and warned of plans to picket at the Ministry of Education July 31, 2017.

This is in protest against what the Unemployed Teachers Association claimed is a “continuous ban on recruitment of certified teachers” into the Ghana Education Service.

According to them, they cannot believe that government absolves itself from the challenge of employing the teeming unemployed teachers in the country.

President of the group, Alhassan Baako in a statement copied to Fiila News demanded that the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Finance immediately call the leadership of the association to the negotiation table to remove the “ban” on recruitment of teachers as well as give the green light for the recruitment and posting of all their members to teach in public schools across the country.

The Unemployed Teachers Association are made up of private institutions who train teachers in the country.

Speaking to Fiila News exclusively, Mr. Baako said it is the responsibility of government to provide quality education to all Ghanaian children irrespective of their socio-economic background by engaging teachers to teach the children.

They claim massive vacancies exist in the basic levels with government reluctance to employ the teeming unemployed teachers.

Listen to President UTA, Alhassan Baako

By: Saaqa Alhassan Algore/

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