GES Introduces Self-Placement System for Newly Qualified Teachers - Onlinetimesgh

GES Introduces Self-Placement System for Newly Qualified Teachers

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has launched a self-placement system for 12,720 newly qualified teachers who have completed their degree programs at colleges of education and passed their licensure exams.

Following an invitation from the GES for employment on May 11, 2024, over 20,000 applications were received from qualified teachers. Out of these, 12,720 candidates were successful in the first batch. These individuals must visit the Ghana Education Service portal between July 5 and July 31, 2024, to complete the self-placement exercise.

At a press conference held at the GES headquarters in Accra on Thursday, July 4, the Director-General of GES, Eric Nkansah, detailed the benefits of the self-placement system. He explained that it addresses various challenges faced by teachers, such as language barriers and financial difficulties.

“The self-posting recruitment model has the benefit of getting newly trained teachers posted to regions where language will not be a barrier. They can speak the local language wherever they choose, creating a more effective teaching and learning environment,” Nkansah stated.

He also highlighted the economic advantages, noting that teachers can select schools close to their families, ensuring better financial support. “The steps to access the platform and select the school of their choice are outlined on the GES promotion platform, the same one used during their application,” Nkansah added.

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