The Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, has revealed that the government is considering paying transfer grants to teachers willing to be posted to deprived communities.
The Minister explained that the move is intended to improve the country’s teacher-student ratio.
The Minister however quick to add that Ghana does not lack teachers.
He made the remarks while speaking at the National Teachers Day celebration in Takoradi, in the Western Region, on Thursday, October 5, 2023.
“If there is a need to pay transfer grants, we will pay it so that teachers can go to the places that need them the most. And we can forever put to rest this illusion that there is a shortage when there is no shortage. There are so many people who are waiting to be posted to go and teach and when we get clearance we will do that. We are one of the few countries in the world where you can get 100 teachers today if you want them.”