“We Have Employed 93 Thousand Teachers in Just 4 Years”- Hon Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum


Deputy Minister for Education, Osei Yaw Adutwum, has stated that the Akufo-Addo administration has employed 93 thousand teachers in the four years the NPP has been in office.

In an interview on Oman FM’s flagship show, Boiling Point, on Tuesday, 8th September, 2020, the Deputy Minister emphasized that the Akufo-Addo administration has surpassed the annual 16 thousand teachers the ministry employs due to the Government’s commitment to ensure that there is quality in the sector.

“We have employed 93,000 teachers so far if you add the 16, 000 being employed now” he said in the interview with Kwabena Kwakye, the host of the programme.

If the Government led by His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo had allowed the status quo to remain, only 64,000 teachers would have been employed by the Education Ministry.

He explained that upon the assumption of office, the Akufo-Addo administration realized that many more students had gone to the University of Cape Coast and other institutions to read Education but were not being employed into the sector.

The Government saw the need to employ some of these graduates to supplement the numbers in the system. The Deputy Minister also used the opportunity to highlight the numerous challenges the education sector faced but have been dealt with through some pragmatic measures.

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