Graduates of tertiary education are posted yearly as National Service Personnel, however, many of these new graduates including newly trained teachers are reluctant to honour postings to rural areas where their services are much needed.
Teachers postings to rural areas
The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG), Rt Rev. Prof. Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante, during the 13th Congregation of the Kibi Presbyterian College of Education (KPCE) at Kyebi in the Eastern Region last Saturday called on the graduands to accept postings to areas where education and services are needed.
The 13th Congregation saw two sets of 661 graduands, from 2019 the 2019 and 2020 batch graduate on the day. Out of the number, seven students graduated with first-class honours.
In his submission, Rt Rev. Prof. Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante said a teacher can be seen as a missionary sent out to work and spread the gospel for these reasons teachers must accept postings to the hinterlands.
He added that stakeholders and policymakers owe the country a duty to improve the condition of service of teachers; he called on teachers to also, carry out their obligations which included accepting their postings.
“When you are sent to rural areas, please take it as a missionary work, and discharge your duties as a servant of God,” he advised the graduating teachers.