The leadership of the Trainee Teachers Association of Ghana (TTAG) has finally agreed to do the one-year mandatory national service sanctioned by the Ministry of Education (MoE) and Ghana Education Service (GES).

The teachers had resisted the decision, claiming it was a deliberate attempt to deny them gainful employment.

The National Executive Council of the Trainee Teachers Association of Ghana (TTAG) went on a demonstration to register its members’ displeasure against the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Ghana Education Service (GES).

Despite the demonstration, the Minister of Education said there was no way any of them would be given jobs if they fail to do the national service.

On Wednesday, 14 November 2018, the leadership of TTAG agreed to government’s proposal.

TTAG president Anthony Dadzie said: “I think that for now, the clarification that has come which has given us a bit of rest is that after the national service, as usual, Ghana Education Service will migrate us onto the GES pay structure whereby we will be fully absorbed as teachers and, so, since the assurance has been given that we aren’t going to stay home after the national service but we are only going to be absorbed by the Ghana Education Service, then I think that we have achieved something. We were fighting because of our job security.

“Now we have been given the assurance that right after the national service period, we will be absorbed by the Ghana Education Service.”

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